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The Gold of Others
L'or des autres
A documentairy by Simon Plouffe
2011, 60 minutes

The arrival of the mining company Osisko creates a lot of agitation in Malartic, a small community of 3600 souls in Quebec, Canada. Many families and seniors need to write off certain elements of their heritage. Others see their lifestyle threatened to disappear in order to make room for the unthinkable : the largest open-pit gold mine in Canada. The project is endorsed by the implacable Mining Act, which prioritizes the right to exploit subsoil resources rather than the right to protect the properties and lands of the citizens. The characters in The Gold of Others experience in their own way this turmoil in their town that will drastically change their way of life as well as their own environment forever.

2012 Silver Lei winner , Honolulu Film Awards ,  Hawaï.

Honorable Mention, excellent storytelling at the 35th International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, Montana, category “Challenge, Choice & Promise – Wildlife Film & Conservation in the 21st Century”.

Merit Award for Advocacy, 8th Montana CINE International Film Festival 2011.


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Benoit Pilon
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Nestor et les oubliés Simon Plouffe

Social and environmental issues in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region have always preoccupied Simon Plouffe. He grew up in Rouyn-Noranda, near a copper mine and a foundry, in the historic district of Noranda. Since his early age, he feels concerned with the situation of mining in his hometown. Creative and passionate, Simon earned a Bachelor degree of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Film Production from Concordia University. In his practice, he mainly explores the sound spectrum in both creation and design of soundtracks. He had the chance to work as a soundman on several documentaries, TV magazines, short and long feature films, that lead him from Quebec to Rwanda, in the space of one summer. In 2008, when the controversy surrounding the open-pit mining, bursts in Quebec, he feels the urge to appeal to this heartfelt cause. Therefore, he develops a documentary project based on the citizens of Malartic, in Abitibi-Temiscamingue, who are facing the implementation of an open-pit mine in their town. His first feature-length documentary The Gold of Others, witnesses the emergency to document this tragedy. His knowledge of the milieu and his sensitive approach, give the citizens of Malartic the chance to express  themselves while undergoing this reality.
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