NOTES ON A ROAD LESS TAKEN

CARNETS D'UN GRAND DÉTOUR

COOP VIDEO DE MONTREAL - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011


    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Synopsis
    • When Marc Roger, a public reader, sets himself the challenge of walking
      from Saint-Malo, France, to Bamako, Mali, along with a donkey laden with
      books to be read aloud, filmmaker Catherine Hébert (The Other Side of the
      Country) joins him in Morocco, her camera rolling. Every day, thousands of
      Africans trek northward, hoping to make a better life for themselves. Notes
      on a Road Less Taken chronicles a journey in the other direction, along the
      dusty roads and trails of Morocco, Senegal and Mali. As we follow the
      pair, the filmmaker’s stunning images and poetic narration create a deeply
      personal portrait of Africa and its people. Parallel stories emerge from the
      odyssey: Marc’s, Catherine’s and those of the people they meet on the road.
      An engrossing road movie, given tremendous depth by its “journeys within
      the journey” – the fascinating detours taken as the road meanders and forks.
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