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Baggage - The film

Original Idea by Mélissa Lefebvre
Directed by Paul Tom

Produced by Picbois Production
2017, 52 min

Baggage is a moving documentary that gives voice to young immigrants aged 12 to 17, new to Montreal. Thanks to drama workshops, they give us an open heart about their journey and their thoughts. Their youth hides a disconcerting maturity, and the emotions they convey leave no one unmoved. These young people bear witness to an "elsewhere" and a "before" which will become "here" and "now".

The film is in French, with English subtitles.
Screening rights to be paid for educational institutions.


  • 2018 Festival de cinéma québécois des Grands Lacs de Biscarosse, France — Jury Award

  • 2018 Glimmerglass Film Days (Cooperstown, NY) — Audience Award

  • 2018 Prix Gémeaux
    - Best Documentary Program or Series: Arts and Culture
    - Best documentary production

  • 2018  Festival Vues sur mer de Gaspé — Grand Prize and Audience Award

  • 2017 Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal — Women Inmates’ Award

  • 2017 Festival du cinéma international d’Abitibi-Témiscamingue — Télébec Award

  • 2017 Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec — People’s Choice Award for a Canadian feature film