Hubert Caron-Guay, Serge-Olivier Rondeau | Canada 2021 | 99 Min. | OmeU

17.05. | 5pm
Votiv Kino, Gr. Saal | TICKETS

Austrian Premiere

© Hubert Caron-Guay, Serge-Olivier Rondeau

In the huge meat factories of Quebec, asylum seekers, mainly from Latin America, are employed in order to produce at competitive prices for the global market. Disguised as a humane asylum policy, the newcomers are “integrated” into Canadian society to fill the need for low-wage workers. Overcrowded pigsties and cows giving birth as if on an assembly line complete the image of a meat industry gone off the rails.

With careful observation, RESOURCES shows the various stages through which the foreign workers and animals have to pass and focuses on the mechanisms of human and animal exploitation in a capitalist world order.

Directors: Hubert Caron-Guay & Serge-Olivier Rondeau
Camera: Serge-Olivier Rondeau
Editing: Anouk Deschênes
Sound: Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau & Stéphane Bergeron & Hubert Caron-Guay
Production: Hubert Caron-Guay & Serge-Olivier Rondeau (Les Films de l’Autre)


2021 Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival, Canada
2021 Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal 2021, Canada
2021 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hubert Caron-Guay
I work as a visual artist, director, scriptwriter and producer. My projects are nourished by the close relationship and intimacy I develop with protagonists. My work focus on the human condition and biopolitics over most vulnerable groups whose trajectories are generally invisible. My practice lies at the intersection of cinema and visual art.
Resources (2021) – 99 min – Doc
Destierros (2017) – 92 min – Doc
The state of the world (2012) – 82 min – Doc
The state of the moment (2011) – 87 min – Doc

Serge-Olivier Rondeau
I have a training in filmmaking and in sociology and I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa’s School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies. My practice-based research brings together media arts and experimental ethnography to follow human and other-than-human entities (animals, landscapes, machines, plants, and so on) in different types of assemblages. My films, photographs and installations explore the multiple dimensions of the worlds and modes of existence that emerge from these hybrids. My work has been shown in Canada, England, France and Italy.
Resources (2021) – 99 min – Documentary
Grand National (2021) – 21 min – Documentary