Emerging from the multiple perspective of this film, a memory of a neighbourhood is recreated which tells of the fragility of working class habitats.
Residents and workers from southwest Montreal recount its tragic history: The immigration and settling of the Irish in the 19th century; the expropriation of Griffintown; the destruction of Goose Village; the industrial decline of Pointe-Saint Charles and surroundings.
Documentary, 52 minutes, 1992
With / Maria et Rocco Divirgilio, Yvan Boyle, Paul-Émile Bertrand, Leo Leonard, Nancy King Hughes, Jeanne Choquette, Pat O’Connel, Howard McRae
Research, production and direction / Sylvain L’Espérance
Camera / Claude Ouellet, Marc-André Berthiaume, Sylvain L’Espérance
Sound recording / Justine Pimlott, Marie-France Delagrave
Editing / René Roberge
Sound editing / Francine Poirier
Songs / Nancy King Hughes