Lac-Mégantic - this is not an accident
Season 1 - 4 x 44 minutes | World Premiere
In French, English with French & English subtitles
In the presence of director Philippe Falardeau.
On July 6th, 2013, a runaway train pierces through the night in Lac-Mégantic, filled with tons of oil. Down a hill, the cars derail in the city center, burning the heart of a whole community and taking the life of 47 innocent people. Filmmaker Philippe Falardeau reveals the impossibility of an accident.
Note from the artistic direction
Lac-Mégantic - this is not an accident, visually and narratively striking, revisits a train explosion incident in the middle of a Canadian city as a chronicle of a disaster foretold. From overwhelming testimonies to archive images, this documentary series questions our frantic race for profit and its inevitable derailment.
Credits: © André Samson, Archive de la Ville de Lac-Mégantic
Lac-Mégantic - ceci n'est pas un accident
A series by
Philippe Falardeau, Nancy Guerin, Elric Robichon
Philippe Falardeau, Nancy Guerin
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Trio Orange International