Followed by film VICTORIEUX OU MORTS, MAIS JAMAIS PRISONNIERS and Q&A with Director Mario Delatour
Friday, September 26 – 6:30 PM – 20$ – Cinéplex Odéon du Quartier Latin
Tickets available at: www.montrealblackfilm.com
10th Montreal International Black Film Festival, founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, presented by Global Montreal – September 23 to 28, 2014
Montreal, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 –The 10th annual Montreal International Black Film Festival will honour Régine Chassagne and Dominique Anglade with 2014 SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD. Both of Haitian decent,Chassagne and Angladewill be the first women to ever be honoured in the history of the Festival. Co-presented by Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie and Centre des Viandes F. Iasenza, the event will take place on September 26, at 6:30PM atCinéplex Odéon du Quartier Latin (350, Émery Street, Montreal). The award ceremony will precede the screening of the historical documentary Victorieux ou Morts, mais jamais Prisonniers and followed by a Q&A with director Mario Delatour.
Together, Régine Chassagne and Dominique Anglade co-founded the KANPE Foundation a model for action in the fight against poverty through sustainability. Focusing on underprivileged rural areas, KANPE helps families meet their needs through support in a variety of areas, leading them to financial independence.
“By granting Régine and Dominique this award, we hope to not only share their inspirational journey, but also highlight the significance of their social and community involvement. We also hope to remind everyone that we can all become agents of change and help improve living conditions of those less fortunate than us,” declared Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of the MIBFF
Régine Chassagne is known worldwide as the co-leader of the Montreal-based band, Arcade Fire, who was recently awarded Album of the Year in 2011 Grammy awards for The Suburbs, with its latest release, Reflektor, topping the charts. Régine uses her celebrity to raise awareness about Haiti, where her family is from. Since 2005, the band has donated $1 of every concert ticket sold to Partners in Health or KANPE. Over the years, the band developed its awareness – raising program Arcade Fire <3 Haïti, which also promotes initiatives to help Haitian artists and the Stand Up for Haiti campaign. To date, Arcade Fire has raised over 2 million dollars for Haiti, trained over 1,000 volunteers and gotten over 50,000 fans involved in the cause. Régine provides ongoing support to a wide range of initiatives for Haiti, both big and small. Recently, she was co-president of the Coup de Chapeau à Haiti event for Montréal en Lumière 2014.
Dominique Anglade began her career as an engineer in 1996. Specializing in strategic management, she quickly rose the ranks, holding prominent positions with major companies such as Nortel Networks and the prestigious firm McKinsey & Company. Her recognized expertise in major organizational transformations led her to consult leaders of major companies. In 2013, she was appointed President and CEO of Montréal International, whose mandate is to attract foreign direct investment, international organizations and strategic talent to Greater Montreal. Dominique is also actively involved in the community, often as president or board member for over fifteen organizations, including student and professional associations, as well as foundations and political parties. In particular, she is the co-founder of the KANPE foundation. Because of her remarkable commitment to society as well as the scope of her actions, she has been recognized with over 25 awards and honours, including being named among 214 Young Global Leaders in 2014 by the World Economic Forum.
The 10th Montreal International Black Film Festival – created by Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Global Montreal – will take place from September 23 to 28, 2014.
About the Montreal International Black Film Festival – MIBFF
The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cinema, art and culture. As Canada’s biggest Black Film Festival, MIBFF’s mission is to stimulate the development of the independent film industry and to foster the creation of films on international black realities. The Festival wants to promote a different kind of cinema: cinema from both here and abroad that doesn’t always make it to the silver screen. We showcase ground-breaking cinema that both moves and shocks us, all while raising awareness. Join us for a fresh look at black cinema from all four corners of the globe!
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