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Trouble at the Cinémathèque québécoise


The Cinémathèque québécoise — the main repository for all film, television and video production in the province of Quebec — is in the midst of controversy over its future direction. Like many cultural-memory institutions, it has been plagued by severe budget shortfalls, and members of both the Cinémathèque ‘s own board as well as the provincial government have suggested a merger with the Bibliotheque et Archives du nationales du Quebec (BAnQ) as a means to keep it solvent. Others, including most of the Cinémathèque’s workers and non-administrative staff, as well as filmmakers and other supporters, have expressed grave concern that this would compromise its autonomy and ability to fulfill its mission to preserve Quebec’s unique audio-visual heritage.

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This entry was posted on May 13, 2015 by in Articles.
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