Seeking the Current (Chercher le Courant)
ScreeningOct 17 2013 - 5:00 PM
at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
Directed by: Alexis de Gheldere | 86 minutes | Canada | G | Documentary | 2011 | Toronto Premiere
Director Alexis de Gheldere will be in attendance
Hydro-Québec is on the verge of building four new hydroelectric dams on the Romaine River. The filmmakers decide to canoe down the river’s 500-kilometre course, from source to mouth, in 46 days in order to document the ecosystem of the Romaine before it is destroyed forever.
Along with activist and actor Roy Dupuis (La Femme Nikita, Shake Hands with the Devil), president of the Rivers Foundation, they explore the profitability and feasibility of various renewable energy sources across Quebec.
Best Documentary, Ciné-7 Festival du film de Sept-Îles
Grand Prize, Portneuf Film Festival on the Environment
Audience Award, Rencontre Internationale du Documentaire de Montréal
Special Prize Ecocamera, Rencontre Internationale du Documentaire de Montréal