Power-up ton potential

Power-up ton potentiel

This intergenerational project promotes bilingualism, encourages interest in community engagement, and highlights the contribution of elderly people to society. In collaboration with a French teacher of Lindsay Place High School an English-language high school, and with supervision by APPLE specialists, students will help francophone seniors learn more about computer technology, while improving their written French. During a day at a community centre, these young people will pair up with seniors who will help them develop written content. A short “making of”-type documentary of the project will be screened first at the 2019 Festival, and later, on this site.

 

Collaborators

Camille Trudeau-Rivest

Graduated from a bachelor in Film Production at Concordia University in Montreal, Camille travelled and filmed in Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico for over two year. The creation and distribution of film and digital art are not only a goal and a dream, but a passion. Her master’s degree in Communications and Technologies enrich her projects and inspire her vision of cinema and the arts.  Working with children has always been part of her life too; she works in various schools helping kids developing their creative side.

 

Linda Amyot

Linda Amyot is the Associate Director of the Youth Programmation for the Blue Metropolis Festival. She is also a writer, youth editor, workshop leader, writer, researcher and writer of corporate and television audiovisual documents. Graduated (BA and MA) in Literary Studies from UQAM, she is very active in the field of literature. She has about ten publications to her credit. For the general public: Ha Long (2004; finalist Prix Anne-Hébert), Les murs blancs (2006), Au matin (2008), La visiteuse (2016) and the collection of short stories Les heures africaines (2013), all published by Leméac. In children’s literature, also at Leméac: La fille d’en face (2010, TD Prize for Children’s Literature and Booksellers’ Prizes), Le jardin d’Amsterdam (2013; City of Montreal Library Awards, and the Governor General’s Award) and Le garçon aux chiens (2018). And at Les Éditions du Soleil de minuit, two albums for children, illustrated by Stéphane Olivier and Gilles Boulerice: Rose-Fuchsia et la nouvelle école (2008) et Rose-Fuchsia et les mamans (2010).

 

Thanks to our partners supporting this project

Thanks to our partners of the youth sector