Sieur-de-Coulonge High School senior, Maryse Vallières-Muray, is setting out to discover MRC Pontiac’s forest world as part of the CRRNTO’s “Course destination forêt 2012″ contest. Seventeen-year old Maryse is one of five young finalists who will travel the Outaouais during the summer of 2012 with one mission: to produce a short documentary film on earning a living from the forest.
Last Saturday, Maryse attended a one-day course with film producers and forest professionals to develop her video-making skills and discover the various ways people are earning a living from the forest in the Outaouais.
The other four finalists, Guillaume Lalonde, 15, (Des Lacs Secondary School) will get to know people who earn a living from the forest in MRC de Papineau; Zacharie Turgeon, 16, (De l’île Secondary School) will explore the forest in the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais; Philip Roy, 16, will report the latest forestry news from the MRC de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau; and finally, Thamila Faradji, 16, (De l’Érablière High School) will interview people who live from the forest in the city of Gatineau. Each student received a $ 500 budget to produce his or her film and run a chance to win the Jury’s Grand Prize of $ 1 500 and the Public’s Choice award, valued at $ 500. The five documentary films will be available online in October 2012.
If you meet Maryse on her adventure, don’t hesitate to give her a hand!
In 2011, Frédéric Lacelle won both the best film and the public’s choice award for his short documentary film, ”Les Hommes du Pontiac“.
Source: La Course destination forêt 2012 – C’est un départ pour les 5 finalistes! Commission régionale sur les ressources naturelles et le territoire public de l’Outaouais (CRRNTO)