Award-winning documentary journalist Francine Pelletier says increasing visibility of documentary in the department was her goal when coming into the role as journalist-in-residence in Concordia’s Department of Journalism, three and a half years ago.
Three and a half years in, Pelletier says her residency has done that and more.
“I’ve loved these last three years as journalist-in-residence,” Pelletier says. “It's been wonderful to be privy to the students' enthusiasm.”
Her residency thus far has consisted of virtual workshops, mentorships and screenings with high-profile documentary filmmakers like Julian Sher, Sarah Spring, Martin Duckworth, David Gutnick and Félix Rose.
Pelletier also hosted a screening of her latest documentary, Battle for Quebec’s Soul. The following year, she published a book, Au Québec, c’est comme ça qu'on vit, expanding on the documentary’s findings.
In the last year, Pelletier has begun offering students experiential learning opportunities.