The week on screen: A series that carries the voice of the 11 First Peoples of Quebec

MONTREAL — Here is The Canadian Press television column for the week of November 19-25, 2022:

The documentary series “Let us tell” travels more than 30,000 kilometers to carry the voice of the 11 First Peoples of Quebec, who recount their visions of the world, their connection to the territory, their cultures, their wounds, their struggles, their victories and their hopes.

The large-scale project directed by Kim O’Bomsawin (“My name is human”) is broadcast in four thematic one-hour episodes on ICI Télé, under the themes of territory, identity, spirituality and the repair.

Between September 2020 and May 2022, the Abenaki filmmaker and her team, made up mostly of Indigenous artists and artisans, visited by car, plane, train, canoe, mountain bike or dog sled some thirty communities and villages. in the territories now called Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario and Maine.

They met the Abenakis, Anishinabe, Atikamekw, Eeyou (Cree), Innu, Inuit, Mi’kmaq, Kanien’kehà:ka (Mohawk), Naskapi, Wendat and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet).

Produced by Francine Allaire for Terre Innue, the series counted on the contribution of a dozen Aboriginal researchers. More than 200 hours of material inspired the team of screenwriters, which includes Geneviève Albert (“Noémie dit oui”), Alexandre Bacon (“Ashukan”), Mathieu Fournier (collaborator of Serge Bouchard), Guillaume Lonergan (“Audrey came back “), Kim O’Bomsawin and Pepper O’Bomsawin (“Skindigenous”).

The narration is carried by the poet, author and Innu podcast host from Mashteuiatsh, Marie-Andrée Gill.

ICI Télé – Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. – From November 19

Rafael Payare on stage and in interviews

Montrealers are discovering Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare, who has taken up his post for a five-year contract as musical director of the Orchester symphonique de Montréal (OSM) starting in the 2022-2023 season.

The Artv channel is broadcasting a program recorded in December 2021 at the Maison symphonique, consisting of Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto #1 with guest soloist Inon Barnatan.

Rafael Payare lends himself to an interview with Catherine Perrin to talk about his journey and the instant connection he experienced with the OSM.

The 40-year-old conductor is a graduate of the famous “El Sistema” musical education program, founded in 1975 in Venezuela by conductor José Antonio Abreu, with whom the trained horn player began his studies in orchestral conducting in 2004. As a guest conductor, he has conducted orchestras in Berlin, Vienna, London, Munich, Chicago and Paris.

HERE Artv – Monday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m.

The disco frenzy in Quebec

At the height of disco in the 1970s, Montreal attracted the biggest names in the industry and was recognized around the world for its music scene.

In “DISCO”, this story is told by the producers, composers and performers who marked this exalted decade.

The five-episode documentary series, offered earlier this year on the Vrai platform and now broadcast on TVA, meets key personalities.

Patsy Gallant, Martin Stevens, Pierre Perpall, Judi Richards, Robert Ouimet and many others shed original light on a social and musical phenomenon and a period marked by excess and recklessness.

VAT – Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. – From November 24

“Before the crash”: breaking point

For viewers who follow the series on the world of finance and the performance society “Before the crash” on a weekly basis, the crescendo outcome is coming to an end.

The masks fall and the characters live with the consequences of their actions in the universe created by the couple formed by actor Éric Bruneau and comedian and author Kim Lévesque Lizotte, who sign a first joint writing project.

In the final straight of the series in ten episodes, the conflicts are exacerbated for Marc-André, the marginal recounting his descent into hell, François, Evelyne, Patrick, Vincent, Dominique, Florence and the others.

ICI Télé – Last episode Monday, November 21 at 9:00 p.m.

The week on screen: A series that carries the voice of the 11 First Peoples of Quebec – Le Canada Français