Author Archives: Alexandra Guité

About Alexandra Guité

Alexandra GUITÉ is a documentary film director, video-journalist and teacher whose documentary films are innovative and engaging treatments of moving human stories. She completed the Institut National de l’Image et du Son’s film direction program in 2006. Passionate about the human condition, she also holds Master’s degrees both in Philosophy and Political Science as well as PhD studies in Sociology and Religion Studies. A dedicated yoga practitioner, she has completed 500 hours advanced yoga teacher certifications. She teaches a weekly meditative class. Versatile and instinctive, she can research, write, direct, film and edit provocative political and creative point-of-view documentaries as well as introspective portraits. In her films, she has explored a broad variety of topics such as the aftermaths of a famous land expropriation, the creativity of Latin-American social movements, the social power of art in Buenos Aires, noise pollution, organic agriculture, the damages of residential schools, the life of Canada's First Nations, gentrification, homelessness as well as ballroom dancing. In 2010, she wrote, researched, directed and co-produced the 12 films of ARTE-NFB's award winning Web Documentary Sound Ecology. She has also roamed the Arctic and Canada’s West Coast producing short films for CBC-Radio-Canada. She now teaches interactive media, film and journalism after working for some years for Canada's national broadcaster (CBC/SRC), creating technological-cultural reports and directing more than 200 documentaries on poignant social and human issues.

Digging into the character of a paradoxical artist

This is really a stunning portrait of a multifaceted artist I discovered today.  Scorsese has crafted a beautiful exploration of the inward and outward journey of a fascinating and complex man and artist. Advertisements

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Can film show us who we are?

A gorgeous and nostalgic documentary about the subversive power of film in war torned Afghanistan.  Director Pietra Brettkelly (The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins) patiently follows how a group of cinema workers, led by exiled Afghan filmmaker Ibrahim Arify, … Continue reading

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Yes, Solutions exist!

Researching for my new film on the sense of belonging, I have been urged to watch the optimistic French film, Tomorrow, that explores solutions for living more creatively and consciously on our planet. We hear about the gloomy ecological future … Continue reading

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A captivating puzzle

Using archive material in the most original way, this gem of a film has haunted me ever since.

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Bull’s eye

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Animating Noam Chomsky

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The poet’s voice

Through Gaston Miron’s voice, a poetic and evocative journey crafted with NFB archives into Quebec’s history and culture. ”Or je vois nos êtres en détresse dans le siècle/je vois notre infériorité et j’ai mal en chacun de nous.”

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Machiavelian politics

Making the “Uknown Known.” Errol Morris’ incisive and devastating portrait of Donald Rumsfeld. A real horror movie into American politics and the grammar of power.

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Indian stories

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In Babel’s classroom

They have come from around the world to pursue their dreams in France. This little gem of a film follows their immersion into French culture as they learn the codes and intricacies of this new country of adoption.

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