2012/Through the heart

Documentary, 77min

Directors : Rodrigue Jean et Arnaud Valade
Production : Transmar Films
Producer : Rodrigue Jean
Editing : Arnaud Valade
Editing advisor : Omar ElHamy
Music : Jacob Desjardins
Sound editing : Mathieu Beaudin
Mix : Bruno Bélanger
Color : Marianne Lévesque


Theatrical release on March 31, 2023

Find the schedules of the screenings on ouvoir.ca and MediaFilm


‘2012/In the Heart’ marks the 10th anniversary of the great political and social
movement that accompanied the 2012 student strike in Québec. Three events are at the
centre of the documentary: the protest at the Salon du Plan Nord in Montreal, the riot
at the Liberal Party Convention in Victoriaville and the demonstrations in June and July
2012 in Montreal in defiance of emergency laws. ‘2012/In the Heart’ is constructed from
a multiplicity of viewpoints in an interweaving of images from amateur and professional
sources. The film is narrated by Safia Nolin.

The documentary “2012. Through the heart” is part of the 51st edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma – FNC !

✊ This “great” film [to quote Julien Fonfrède, the programmer of the section Temps Ø] will be screened on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 6:45pm at Cinéma Impérial

Cinema Politica February 19 2024

Qpirg Mcgill December 1 2023

Université de Montréal November 27 2023

Cégep de Gaspé November 7 2023

Cégep Saint Laurent, Montreal QC, November 3 2023

AÉSS – Association des étudiant.e.s en sciences sociales and Association des chercheur-es étudiant-es en philosophie ACEP Café Fou Aeliés –  Lavalm October 23 2023

DOXA festival, Vancouver BC,  May 7 2023

Cinéma Public: (English subtitled version) March 31, 8:15 pm, April 9, 6:15 pm and April 14, 6:15 pm (with director Arnaud Valade) 2023

Cinéma Beaubien : from March 31
Q&A with director Arnaud Valade & Jacob Desjardins Sunday, April 2, 2023

Cinéma Moderne: from April 1
En présence de Arnaud Valade et Jacob Desjardins le Samedi 1er avril à 16h15 2023

Le Clap Ste-Foy: from March 31 2023

La Maison du cinéma (Sherbrooke): starting April 14 2023

Festival VUES (Rivière-du-Loup) : April 17 2023

Cinéma Impérial  October 6 2022