HOW TO BE FRENCH EN ALBERTA | 6 x 10 MIN | DOC SERIES | TELUS IN PRODUCTION
French was the first European language spoken in the territory that later became the province of Alberta. Today, Alberta has Canada's third largest minority francophone population, after Ontario and New Brunswick. This French language series explores in six parts the rich cultural history, unique lifestyle of Franco-Albertans. The series delves into past and current issues through captivating voices relevant to the community ad offers the viewer insight into experiencing francophone culture in Alberta.
The short-documentary series will premiere on TELUS Optik TV On Demand in the fall of 2017.
The secret life of pianos features Bruce Bischoff, an Edmonton piano technician who practices the art of aural piano tuning, a disappearing craft. For Bruce every piano has a unique story to tell. He has “reawakened’ pianos for over a quarter century. Bruce calls himself a piano psychiatrist and he has dedicated his career to understand and master the old world skill of tuning pianos by ear.
How one man from Edmonton was abducted by his own father and taken to live in a religious sect. Rescued by his mother in the 70’s he returns to the monastery 45 years later to confront his father who is now the king of the controversial sect.
A musical documentary about the journey of the Chorale St-Jean Choir singing their Franco-Albertan pride at the festivities of the 400th anniversary of Québec City.