25 minutes, Black and White, 35 mm. Film



It was with great enthusiasm that I found out that I was expecting my first child. While I was awaiting the arrival of my bundle of joy, I never expected my labour would turn into a nightmare and that my baby and I would end up at death’s door…

Director’s Statement

Passages is the autobiographical story of the catastrophic birth of my first daughter Fiona that found herself fighting for survival because of a lack of adequate medical support.  Revendication, denounciation and education were for me the key words while I was making this film.  Because no one should experience the trauma that we had to go through.

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Recent News

Passages wins the Best Animation Film Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival

Passages wins the Best Animation Film Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival and the Public Award for the Best Foreign Short Film at the Créteil Woman Film Festival!

Passages at the Cinémathèque Québécoise

Passages will be presented at the Cinémathèque Québécoise on April 7 2011. The documentary is part of an animated film program made by women and curated by Julie Roy.
Julie Roy’s Program

On art and motherhood…

La place de femmes en art selon Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre.

Team and Credits

  • Director, Producer and Scriptwriter
  • Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
  • Animation and Layouts
  • Brigitte Archambault
  • Special Effects
  • Kara Blake
  • Editing
  • Kara Blake and Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
  • Camera
  • Kara Blake, Korbett Matthews and Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
  • Delegate Producer
  • Sylvain Corbeil
  • Lawyer
  • Zénaïde Lussier
  • Sound Design
  • Hugo Brochu
  • Sound Effects
  • Lise Wedlock


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