Monday, April 14, 2008

Mr. Dominic Morissette - "Afghan Chronicles"

Dominic Morissette trained as a photographer and fell in love with filmmaking in the early 1990s.

This inveterate cinematographer travels the globe to make documentaries inspired by an ethnologist’s respect for the world’s cultures. In 2003 his film Les derniers chasseurs du petit havre about the fishermen of Nova Scotia, co-directed with Catherine Pappas, won a Jutra nomination for best documentary.

He then spent long periods in Afghanistan giving video and photography workshops in addition to co-ordinating the communications campaign for candidates in the presidential election of 2004. His travels and his interest in environmental issues then took him to Pakistan, to the Indus delta. In 2005 he was in Yemen, organizing more workshops.

In February 2007, in Montreal, he presented an exhibition of photos from his many travels in Afghanistan. Like all his work, the documentary "Afghan Chronicles" is a fusion of his artistic approach and his social commitment.

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