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Sofia, a superwoman in a man’s world, a marketing specialist is trapped in an episode of her stressful daily life, overlooking herself until she hits a wall. The film sets up a parallel between Sofia’s life and the climate change problems, initiated through the denial of her soul for the benefit of our mass consumption society.

French with English subtitles.

Director's Statement:

The release of An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary on Al Gore’s campaign to educate people about global warming, brought the subject of climate change to a worldwide awareness in 2006. However, despite the gravity of the situation, few concrete actions made it possible to reach the goals set by the world climate organizations to solve the situation.

Having lived in Europe, I was surprised to witness that things didn’t change much through the years when I returned home in Montreal: intense traffic, bridges blocked during peak hours, increased presence of energy-consuming vehicles, etc. More than ten years later, a majority of the population continues to live the capitalist dream as if everything will be fine; but we know it won’t, do we? Why this denial? How is it possible?

These reflections initiated the birth of this project. This is the reality of Sofia’s life. A young and ambitious professional who carries on her shoulders the weight of a big company she works for, who ignores her own needs and seems to have no life, nor time to take an interest in the life around her. Is this the price to pay for her success?
Alain Deslongchamps
Alain Deslongchamps
Eleni Larchanidou, Waheed Naddafi, Alain Deslongchamps
12 Minutes
Quebec, Canada
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