Present your students an intergenerational film filled with hope and have them participate to virtual workshop and exchange!

Film synopsis : In the summer of 2017, Cinédanse is organizing a series of workshops given by French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang to volunteer groups of seniors and young non-dancers across Québec and in Ottawa. Director Béatriz Mediavilla (Danse avec elles, 2014) is then invited to join the tour from Montréal to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, from Paspébiac to Rouyn-Noranda. At a time when the pandemic seems to be capsizing our human and intergenerational relationships, Mediavilla’s prose-cinema captures the spirit of the times and gives us hope. Her film, in ten chapters, opens the discussion on subjects that seem more relevant than ever: our relationship to aging, to oneself, to others, to strangers, to the passage of time. We are moved by a poem, hustled by a manifesto and challenged by a passage from Homer’s Iliad, which resonates as a reminder of the great migrations of yesterday, today.

Because this film-poem is full of testimonies from young people who participated in the workshops, including Charlize Bulhoes-Normand (St-Jean-Port-Joli) and Ilario Del Guercio (Montréal), its distribution in schools is more than relevant. The artists Antoine Charbonneau-Demers, a young actor and writer (Robert-Cliche Award for his first novel Coco 2016; Young Author Award from Salon du livre de Paris 2019), Joséphine Bacon, Innu poet, lyricist and director, and Martine Époque, a great pioneer of contemporary dance in Québec, just before leaving us, who philosophized about dance and the true place it should occupy in our lives.


Film Type : Feature documentary – poetic and experimental – dance
Duration : 61 minutes
Direction, Production, Screenplay : Béatriz Mediavilla
Choreographer and Performer : Thierry Thieû Niang
Direction of Photography and Editing : Dominic Leclerc
Film Language : English, French, Spanish and Innu.
Subtitles : French, English and Spanish
Country of Origin : Canada
Country of Filming : Canada



  • Impact doc award, La Jolla, California, United States, Award of merit, documentary 
  • Fine Art Film Festival, Venice Beach, California, United States, Best dance documentary winner

Cinédanse Workshop with Béatriz Mediavilla

Title : Can we all dance together ?

Description : Using the Zoom platform, all participants are invited to collectively create an experimental choreography. One after the other, every participant will be leading the group, and the other participants will follow the leader. There is a possibility to include family members of a student, for example the grand-parents, to share a common creation space. 

Duration : 60 to 75 minutes per workshop

Number of participants : Ideally, groups of maximum 12 people. Since everyone will be leading at some point during the workshop, the more participants the longer the exercice and the smaller everybody’s video on zoom. 


Virtual Exchange

Description : The director invites you to participate in a virtual exchange after the screening. Educational material will be provided to you in order to suggest several possible avenues for this exchange. Afterwards, you will also be able to explore the subjects of your choice with your students using this bank of ideas.

Duration : Approximatively 30 minutes

Number of participants : One classroom


Québec’s schools and dance communities, international :
Châtelaine Côté-Rioux – (819) 473-0319

Ontario and French Canada’s schools and communities :
Amaranta Quintana Vazquez – (819) 213-4515