The Invisible Nation enthusiastically received in all four corners of Quebec

    MONTREAL, Dec. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - After a passionate welcome at the
Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, where it had its
world premiere, and at the 10th RIDM (Rencontres internationales du
documentaire de Montréal), The Invisible Nation, in theatres since
November 23, is still attracting enthusiastic crowds. This hard-hitting
documentary by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie on the tumultuous past
and uncertain future of the Algonquin nation has been seen by over
12,000 people to date. Distributed solely in digital format, the film took
more than $70,000 during its first two weeks.
    The documentary will continue screening in Quebec, notably at Montreal's
Cinéma Parallèle (Ex-Centris) and Cinéma Beaubien, Quebec City's Cinéma
Cartier, Sherbrooke's Maison du Cinéma and Ste-Adèle's Cinéma Pine. Over the
next few months, it will also screen in other regions partly thanks to the
partnership of Réseau Plus (ACPQ). The Invisible Nation will therefore
continue to awaken audiences to the reality of the Algonquin, as it did on
Wednesday in Ottawa during an extraordinary meeting of the Assembly of First
    Eight years after Forest Alert, this is a triumphant return to
documentary filmmaking for Desjardins and Monderie. Once more, they shake us
out of our complacency with the silent tragedy of the Algonquin, who, with
5,000 years of history behind them, are now at a crossroads. The Invisible
Nation is produced and distributed by the NFB. For more information, consult
the film's Web site at

    About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada produces and distributes bold and
distinctive social issue documentaries, auteur animation and digital content
that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. Since its founding
in 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over
5,000 awards, including more than 90 Genies. The NFB also received its
12th Academy Award(R) this year for the animated short The Danish Poet,
directed by Torill Kove and co-produced by Norway's Mikrofilm AS and the NFB.
The NFB is renowned for its technical innovations and is a leader in content
for new platforms. For more information about the NFB or to order films, go to
(less than) than) or call 1-800-267-7710

    Photos accessible at

    Press kit, music clips and updated screening schedule at

For further information:

For further information: Marie-Claude Lamoureux, NFB publicist, (514)

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