why i'm here title screen image Pourquoi je suis ici / Why I’m Here to premiere at the Festival Les Percéides!

The IICSI is thrilled to announce that the documentary film Pourquoi je suis ici / Why I’m Here, will premiere at the Festival Les Percéides in Percé, Quebec, on Sunday, August 26, 2018. In this poetic exploration of sound, silence, movement, and place, director João França provides a glimpse into a magical world where musicians of diverse ages and abilities come together in an inclusive and supportive environment to explore the possibilities of improvisational collaborations (music, dance, and visual art). Following the experiences of the participants of the second annual Musical Improvisation at Land’s End / Coin-du-Banc en folie summer camp, which seeks to connect members of various communities with profound experiences of improvised music making, this short documentary interweaves the personal experiences of the camp participants with the breathtaking landscapes of Coin-du-Banc, Quebec and the
surrounding areas. Why I’m Here / Pourquoi je suis ici offers an encounter between music, community, and place, painted in the delicate colours and textures of the Gaspé Peninsula.

To learn more about the Festival Les Percéides, or to attend the screening, please visit the festival website.

Québec / 2018 / 23 min / Documentaire / Version originale française et anglaise sous-titrée en français.
Director: João França
Executive Producer: Ajay Heble
Associate Producer: Justine Richardson & Kimber Sider