The hand of the devil (and the memory that we fails)

News 15 February, 2018
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    Pierre Elliott Trudeau and René Lévesque or the Quebec divided in himself…

    Josée Legault

    Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:03

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    I’m SO excited to go see the documentary “The hand of the devil” by filmmaker Luc Bourdon. It will be elsewhere in the room as soon as February 16.

    In fact, this is a quilt “impressionist” and impressive of the Quebec of the years 1967 to 1983.

    Years hinges on all fronts : political, cultural, linguistic, social, economic, etc, all on The bottom of national emancipation, as much collective as individual.

    Quebec awoke to life, and modernity, dreams, and hopes of a Quebec and a better world.

    The French-Canadians became Québécois, which would join more and more newcomers to form a Québec that is increasingly diverse.

    Quebec was learning to challenge the established order, the clergy and the dominance of the politico-economic status of English speakers here and in English Canada.

    He said, he thought, he thought, he was moving, he dared, he manifested, he denounced, he proposed, he created, he sang, he danced, he wrote, he was filming.

    But at the same time, in spite of the advances of a giant, he continued to divide itself.

    Its symbol may be the most powerful of which is the foundation of the Parti québécois under René Lévesque in the same year that Pierre Elliott Trudeau was elected prime minister of Canada.

    Two opponents, two in Quebec. For the first, Quebec would shine on all the plans. For the second, he was back into the ranks, and simply from his status as a canadian province.

    1968, the year which had already announced in all the divisions and all of the dangers that will follow…

    Then, saw the 1980s. The first referendum defeat, the unilateral repatriation of the canadian constitution, the implosion of the PQ due to the “good risk” federalist René Lévesque.

    Later would come a string of failures: Meech, Charlottetown, the 1995 referendum, the shelving of the sovereignty, the PQ, the funeral of federalism renewed, the QLP, the weakening of the Bill 101, a dropout rate is high, the pseudo-crisis of reasonable accommodations, the student strike of 2012, fought against tooth and nail by the Charest government, the episode missed of the charter of the values of the government Marois, the obsession with deficit-zero-renowned austerity and all its collateral damage in health, social services and education.

    The film “The hand of the devil” stops in 1983. One would be almost tempted to say “fortunately”…

    For my part, I shall find surely the weft of political and cultural life of my childhood and my adolescence.

    For most young people, hope that they will see it. Question to dive in head first in this Quebec effervescent who knew how to dream and think big. Perhaps find it also the taste to be inspired, who knows…


    To view the trailer of “The hand of the devil”, it is here.