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Martin Bureau

Having grown up in Lac-Saint-Jean, Martin Bureau now lives and works in Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, near Quebec City. After studying at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at Université Laval in Quebec City (1994-1997), he was selected for the Symposium international de la nouvelle peinture de Baie-Saint-Paul in 1997. It is there that Martin Bureau met Louis Lacerte, who would eventually represent him at both the Galerie Lacerte in Quebec City and the Galerie Orange in Montreal. It is also in Baie-St-Paul that he became acquainted with Marcel Jean, who was the Collection Manager at Les Editions Les 400 coups.

In 2009, he completed, in collaboration with geographer Luc Renaud, a first documentary called Une tente sur Mars. The film illustrates the situation in the former mining town of Schefferville, which has been under pressure given the increasing demand for iron coming from Asia. In turn, this pressure has awakened unresolved debates concerning colonialism and the legitimacy of the territory. During the premiere at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2009, the film was nominated for the Yolande et Pierre Perrault prize which is awarded to the best first or second documentary. Afterwards, in 2010, it was also nominated for a Jutra (the Quebec equivalent of the Genie awards) in the documentary of the year category.


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Une Tente Sur Mars (A Tent On Mars) - DOWNLOAD

$9.99 | 60 minutes

(2008)

Thirty years after the closing of the Schefferville’s mining colony, and after taking over the town abandoned by non natives, the Innus are facing a new challenge: the reopening of the iron mines. Territory, identity and legitimacy are&hellip…

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Une Tente Sur Mars (A Tent On Mars)

$19.95 | 60 minutes

(2008) - Director

Thirty years after the closing of the Schefferville’s mining colony, and after taking over the town abandoned by non natives, the Innus are facing a new challenge: the reopening of the iron mines. Territory, identity and legitimacy are&hellip…

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