Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2007
Family motel
Hélène Klodawsky
Pays concerné : Canada
Réalisateur(s) : Hélène Klodawsky
Durée : 88
Genre : drame
Type : fiction

Français

Expulsées de leur logement à cause d’un retard dans le paiement de leur loyer, Ayan et ses deux filles (toutes trois réfugiées somaliennes) se retrouvent dans un hôtel pour les laissés pour compte de la ville. Le mari d’Ayan est resté sur le continent africain, dans un camp de réfugiés avec lerus deux fils.

FAMILY MOTEL est un film dramatique inspiré par les histoires des hommes et des femmes qui, malgré des conditions de vies difficiles, se battent pour garder leurs rêves et intégrité intacts.

de Hélène Klodawsky,

2007, Canada, 1h28, en anglais sous-titré français

Réalisatrice
Hélène Klodawsky

Durée : 87 min 49 s
Année de production : 2007
Production : Ina Fichman & Ravida Din

Recherche et consultation
Helene Klodawsky
Hodan Shafici Mohamed
Dominique Parent
Mara Ravins
Terri Foxman
Katarina Soukup
Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne
David Wilson
Bruce Smith
Fran Klodawsky

Direction artistique
Colleen Marchand

Image
German Gutierrez

Musique
Bertrand Chénier

Montage
Tony Asimakopoulos

Son
Esther Auger
Louis Dupire
Alexis Farand
Jean Paul Vialard
Serge Boivin


Producteurs
Ina Fichman
Ravida Din

Réalisatrice
Helene Klodawsky

Interprètes et participants
Nargis
Asha Jibril
Sagal Jibril
Zainab Saleh
Abdirizak M. Gabanow
Ilwad Abdulwali
Yassin Abdulwali
Lou Malouf
Becky Dudley
R. Fern Goldman
Luke Andrades
Peter Williams
Lauren Aldwinckle
Imad Ghadie
David Reynolds
Lawanda Willar
V. Wallace Kuzmicz
Robert Simpson
Brian Cameron
Sanjay Mohanta
Barbara Gray
Sue Pihlainen
John P. Kelly
Derek Mackinnon
Peter Adamakos
Jessica Rochon
Zakarea Ali
Jerome Xavier
Laura Boots
Lise Frappier
Nicholas Patterson
Ilwad Hasassan
Yasin Hasassan
Gwen Shea
Debby Drake
Tia Belle Isle
Ladislav Matjasko


FESTIVALS / AWARDS / SCREENINGS

Canadian Front 2008, Museum of Modern Art, NY (one of eight new Canadian features)

Drama Finalist: International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA), Biarritz, France, 2008

Borsos Competition for Best New Canadian Feature Film, Whistler Film Festival, 2007

World Film Festival, Montreal, 2007, Durban International Film Festival (South Africa) 2008, St. John’s Women’s Film Festival 2008, Minneapolis Film Festival, 2008, African Diaspora Film Festival, 2008, Cinema Politica Film Screening Series, 2008, Le Femi: International Guadeloupe Film Festival (in competition), 2009

Sundance Channel International

7th Annual Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival

Washington DC African Diaspora Film Series

2010 Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles

2008 | Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, 2007-2008 – Montréal (Canada)
* Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance Through Film (Prix annuel de la Fondation Alex et Ruth Dworkin – assorti d’une bourse de 5000$ remise au producteur)

English

It is night and Ayan is exhausted. A Somali immigrant who has spent five years struggling to build a life in the West, she wearily boards a bus that will bring her back to the cramped and dingy motel room she and her two daughters call home. Until recently, Ayan had earned enough working two cleaning jobs to rent an inner-city apartment and raise her girls with a taste of western comfort. What little she had left over, she sent to her husband and two sons still struggling to get out of Africa. But when a family crisis overseas requires her to send more money, she falls behind on her rent. The eviction is swift and shocking. The result is her family’s frightening downward spiral into the perilous world of FAMILY MOTEL.




FAMILY MOTEL: An Alternative Drama by Helene Klodawsky.
Ayan’s husband is stranded in a distant refugee camp. Her teenage daughter is giving her attitude. And she’s just been slapped with an eviction order.
Welcome to FAMILY MOTEL.
Stuck in a run-down joint on the wrong side of town – where homeless folks rub shoulders with drag queens and small-time pimps – Ayan fights to make a home for her girls. Family Motel is their story.
An immigrant still finding her way in a new land, she’s determined to be the agent of her own destiny. Resilient and proud, she draws on her inner strength and practical wisdom to navigate the perils of motel life and obstacles of officialdom.
Blending fiction with a timely analysis of the inter-connected issues of homelessness and poverty in contemporary North America, FAMILY MOTEL is an innovative dramatic feature uniting a team of film professionals with a remarkable cast of first-time performers whose real-life experience informs the production.

Canada – 2007 – 1 h 28 mn – HD – Colour

Directed by Helene Klodawsky and co-produced by Instinct Films and the National Film Board of Canada, FAMILY MOTEL was shot in HD in Ottawa, Canada.

Alternative Drama Shot in HD with non-professional cast

2007, 87 min 49 s

Director
Hélène Klodawsky

Starring
Nargis, Asha Jibril, Sagal Jibril, Zainab Saleh, Abdirizak M. Gabanov, Llwad Abdulwali, Yassin Abdulwali, Lou Malouf



Director
Helene Klodawsky

Script
Hélène Klodawsky

Producer
Ina Fichman
Ravida Din

Executive producer
Sally Bochner
Ravida Din
Ina Fichman

Creator – collaboration
Hodan Shafici Mohamed

Director of photography
German Gutierrez

Editor
Tony Asimakopoulos

Original music
Bertrand Chénier

Casting director
Hodan Shafici Mohamed
Lois Siegel

1st assistant director
André Gaumond

Art director (Sets)
Colleen Marchand

Cast
Nargis
Asha Jibril
Sagal Jibril
Zainab Saleh
Abdirizak M. Gabanow
Ilwad Abdulwali
Yassin Abdulwali
Lou Malouf
Becky Dudley
R. Fern Goldman
Luke Andrades
Peter Williams
Lauren Aldwinckle
Imad Ghadie
David Reynolds
Lawanda Willar
V. Wallace Kuzmicz
Robert Simpson
Brian Cameron
Sanjay Mohanta
Barbara Gray
Sue Pihlainen
John P. Kelly
Derek Mackinnon
Peter Adamakos
Jessica Rochon
Zakarea Ali
Jerome Xavier
Laura Boots
Lise Frappier
Nicholas Patterson
Ilwad Hasassan
Yasin Hasassan
Gwen Shea
Debby Drake
Tia Belle Isle
Ladislav Matjasko

Production supervisor
Andrew Noble

Unit manager
Anne Pelloquin

Production coordinator
Agatha de Santis

Assistant production coordinator
Ken Proulx

Continuity
Jonquil Garrick

Sound recordist
Esther Auger

Boom operator
Nathalie Piché
Thierry Collins

Gaffer
John Otis

Camera assistant
John Otis

2nd unit assistant camera
Billy Walsh

Assistant art director
Anatoly Ignatiev

Location manager
Anne Pelloquin

Driver
Nicola Beaudoin

Technical consultant
Walter Klymkiw

Unit consultant
Steve Boisvert

Translator
Hodan Shafici Mohamed
Ebyan Bihi

Original concept
Helene Klodawsky

Research
Helene Klodawsky

Researcher
Hodan Shafici Mohamed
Dominique Parent
Mara Ravins

Archival research
Terri Foxman
Katarina Soukup

Advisory committee
Khadra Omar Abdi
Sahra Habbane
Abdirizak Karod
Hamdi Mohamed
Rukia Warsame

Consultant
Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne
David Wilson
Bruce Smith
Fran Klodawsky

Post-production coordinator
Isabelle Bouchard
Linda Payette

Technical coordinator
Martin Lapointe

Technical director
Jérôme Corbeil
Simon Cliche
Christophe Lygrisse

Technical director – assistant
Myriam Bastien
Mathieu Lobry

Sound designer
Louis Dupire

Dialogue editor
Diane Boucher

Foley
Alexis Farand

Foley recording
Luc Léger

Sound mixer
Jean Paul Vialard
Serge Boivin

On-line editor
Françoise Laprise

Assistant editor
Cynthia Beaulieu
Philippe Carbonneau
Laurie Scullion
Josianne Vallerand

VTR operator
Samuel Dragon
William Bastille Denis

Quality control
Virginie Doré-Lemonde
Véronique Papillon

Titles
Gaspard Gaudreau

Production assistant
Ian Tkach

Production accounting
Nathalie Bélanger
Habib Elias
François Legris
Thierry Niquel
Julie Plouffe
Karine Simard

Business & financial affairs
Mélanie D’Astous

Marketing manager
Moira Keigher

Studio administrator
Nickie Merulla
Marie Tonto-Donati

Production assistant
Miya Kondo

Production
Instinct Films,
3401 St Antoine Street, NFB, Box 6100, Centre Ville Stat,
H3Z 1X1 Montreal, Canada
Tél : +1 514 993 7945
Fax : +1 514 939 2034
E-mail : info@instinctfilms.ca

Co-Production
Office National du Film du Canada

Sales
Office National du Film du Canada (National Film Board of Canada),
3155 Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, St-Laurent,
H4N 2N4 Montréal (Québec), Canada
Tél : +1 514 283 2703
Fax : +1 514 496 1395
E-mail : international@nfb.ca


Distributors
National Film Board of Canada – Canada
http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/collection/film/?id=54475

Artmattan Productions – US
http://www.africanfilm.com/FamilyMotel.html


Source: FIPA 2008 – Competitive selection
www.fipa.tm.fr/en/programs/2008/family-motel-16867.htm