Baggage opens the stage and turns the spotlight on newly arrived teenage immigrants studying at Paul-Gérin-Lajoie-d'Outremont High School in Montréal. Through drama workshops, theatre production and deeply personal interviews, the film gives voice to their stories of immigration and integration. Their accounts move between an “elsewhere" and a “before" to become a ”here and now". With a wisdom well beyond their years that will leave no one unmoved, these students share poignant narratives about their journeys with compelling emotion and a disarming level of authenticity.
PRIX GÉMEAUX 2018 AWARDS
Best program or documentary series: Arts and culture
Best direction in a documentary’s program : Biography or portrait, arts and culture, nature, science and environment
PRIX EN FESTIVAL
2017 Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec — People’s Choice Award for a Canadian feature film
2017 Festival du cinéma international d’Abitibi-Témiscamingue — Télébec Award
2017 Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal — Women Inmates’ Award