Series S00933 - Marchant family videos

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Marchant family videos

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5 video files (ca. 212 GB)
1 audio file (19 min., 59 sec. ; 0.2 GB) : WAV

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Jose Eduardo Marchant (1927-2012) immigrated to Montreal on September 13, 1972. His life before is almost a complete mystery. Vidozaba Vucadinovich Marchant (1938- )arrived in Montreal in the early 1970s. In Montreal they met each other, married, and had one son, Jean-Pierre Marchant, born in 1975. In the late 1970s, the Marchant family sold their home in Montreal and moved to Calgary in search of economic opportunities. They lived there until the mid-2000s, whereupon the family uprooted and moved again.

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Series consists of home videos documenting an Argentine-Chilean family and friends in everyday life and at events such as picnics, parties, Christmas, and visiting the CN Tower and Niagara Falls.

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Donated by Jean-Pierre Marchant in October 2018.


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Jean-Pierre Marchant's film, 'The Places We Lived' (2021) uses footage from this home movies. The filmmaker created synopsis reads: "The Places We Lived uses a large family archive of Super8 and digital home movies from the mid-1970s to late 1990s to grapple with the hopes, dreams, and disappointments of two South American immigrants who moved to Montreal in the wake of the excitement and optimism generated by Expo ’67. This story focuses on the father, Jose ("Pepe"), whose life in Canada followed four hardscrabble decades in Chile. A story about childhood and fatherhood, aging, capitalism, and obsolescence, The Places We Lived opens up new questions about class, memory, diasporic narratives, and the complicated histories of migration and exile."

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2019/05/21 KCP. Created.

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  • English


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