On December 6, 1989, a lone gunman walked into Montréal's École Polytechnique, a post-secondary institution focusing primarily in engineering, and began a shooting massacre. This event and its aftermath are shown from the perspective of three people. The first is the shooter himself, who blamed the problems in his life on who he considered feminists, such as female engineering students, who were his primary targets. This event was the culmination of a seven year plan, which had a self-defined end. The second is female mechanical engineering student Valérie, who earlier that day had an interview for her dream internship, working on an aerospace project. The interview process itself was a disturbing one for her in the stereotypical view by the male interviewer, who did not believe that females could work in the business and still have aspirations to have a family. And the third is Jean-François, Valérie's friend and fellow mechanical engineering student, who was one of the few who did ...
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The film was shot in black and white in order to avoid the presence of blood on screen. See more
If I have a boy, I'll teach him how to love. If I have a girl, I'll tell her the world is hers.
In addition to the French-Canadian language version, an English language version was also shot (back-to-back). See more
Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.83
To Build a Home
Written by Patrick Watson
Performed by Patrick Watson
and The Cinematic Orchestra
With permission of Secret City Records Inc. See more