Episode 68 – Le Carrefour Filmmakers Daniel Quintanilla and Jessamine Irwin
This week we’re honored to have Daniel Quintanilla and Jessamine Irwin on our show. They are the filmmakers behind Le Carrefour (The Intersection). Jesse will talk to them about them about what inspired them to create this film and their backgrounds. If you listen to this show you’ll want to see this important documentary.
Here’s the film’s description, “Cécile reconnects with the French of her childhood thanks to recently arrived Franco-African immigrants, like Tresor, seeking asylum in Cécile’s hometown of Lewiston, Maine. Cecile’s Franco roots tie her to the thousands of French-Canadians who came before her to power the local mills, and who suffered from decades of discrimination and oppression. As history repeats itself, Cécile and Trésor develop a close friendship that helps Cécile finally find her pride in being Franco-American.”
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