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photo Simon Bujold
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An abundance of art, love, and idealism : that’s what fuels Annie Roy and Pierre Allard, the founders of l’ATSA. For the past decade, ATSA has made performance an act of intervention, an art that engages citizens in the struggle for a humane and civil society. Magnus Isacsson homes his camera on the political idealism and domestic demands of the Roy-Allard partnership and finds inspiration, generosity and integrity in their exemplary life project. A powerful, moving and candid documentary that makes you believe in a better tomorrow.

ATSA ( Quand l'art passe à l'action ) is an organism founded in 1997 by artists Pierre Allard and Annie Roy to create so-called urban interventions: installations, performances and realistic stagings bearing witness to the various social and environmental aberrations which preoccupy the two artists. Their works investigate and transform the urban landscape and restore the citizen’s place in the public realm, depicting it as a political space open to discussion and societal debates. ATSA promotes an open, active and responsible vision of artists as citizens contributing to the sustainable development of their society.  www.atsa.qc.ca


Colour, 68 minutes
Original French version and English subtitled version. Digital Betacam.
Also available : HD 52 minutes version.

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latelier Magnus Isacsson

Director Magnus Isacsson has made some fifteen documentaries, usually following social and political stories for several years. Among his award-winning films are Power (1996) The Choir Boys (1999) and Pressure Point (2001).


Simon Bujold

Simon Bujold

Associate director and DOP Simon Bujold specializes in expedition and Arctic shoots. His own films include Qanuippitaa (2005) and At the Open Space (2009).

Script, director, sound recordist         Magnus Isacsson
DOP, associate director      Simon Bujold
Editing         Louise Côté
Sound editing    Olivier Calvert
Original score      Robert M Lepage
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