Malartic, by Nicolas Paquet | Noises and tremors

Ten years after the opening of the open-pit gold mine in Malartic, where he had filmed The golden rulethe documentary filmmaker Nicolas Paquet returned to the site to bear witness to the decline of the city in Malartic.

In 2009, the start of construction of the open-pit gold mine in Malartic by Osisko, which, with the permission of the Quebec government, would result in the displacement of some 200 houses, attracted the attention of some filmmakers. Two years later released Hole Storyby Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie, Others’ goldby Simon Plouffe, and The golden ruleby Nicolas Paquet.

“On the first day of filming, with the director of photography François Vincelette, we were on the street corner at 4:30 in the morning and, next to it, there was the team of Hole Story. It was my first feature film, so I was both a little intimidated and also stressed because I was wondering how we were going to go about doing something different,” says Nicolas Paquet (Canteen spirit), joined by videoconference.

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