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Uprooted/Déraciné

UPROOTED from Isabelle Hayeur on Vimeo.


The Institut de la statistique du Québec came out with some new statistics this week.

For the sixth year in a row, the city of Montreal is losing population -- more than 22-thousand people in 2010/2011. 

Overwhelmingly, people are moving to the suburbs -- the South shore, the North shore, and the Laurentians. 

Filmmaker Isabelle Hayeur would like all those people who are fleeing the city to think a little more carefully about who and what they may be displacing when they move out of the city. 

She recently released a video called Uprooted (Déraciné) that documents the transformation of the landscape as suburban developers push ever further into rural areas.

Listen to her conversation with Jeanette:  

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