The world is upside down Sophie Lorain defends the Megantic

“The world is upside down”: Sophie Lorain defends the “Megantic” series

Sophie Lorain, who is producing the series event Mégantic, defended the work, which will be released in less than a week, describing it as essential testimony for understanding this tragedy, in addition to her useful work.

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Available from February 9th at Club illico, the series has sparked reluctance among some, particularly the CIUSS de l’Estrie, fearing the resurgence of multiple trauma related to the train derailment that killed 47 people in 2013. .

Walking the set of “World Upside Down” Friday night, the actress and director hinted that the series was written and produced with respect and listening to the survivors of the tragedy throughout the creative process.

“Suffering is universal. It’s important to be able to show it, to be able to see it,” she said, adding that the series team tried to be accountable to the citizens of Mégantic, who witnessed the events first-hand.

“We can never be up to it. We have to make peace with that,” she told the presenter at the end of the show.

“We will never be as good as we would like to be. We will never translate the truth the way we would like it translated, but it is important that something remains, that there is a memory, an empathy that can be instilled in the people of Quebec,” she stressed.

Sophie Prégent on the culture of abandonment

The actress Sophie Prégent also paid a visit to Stéphan Bureau on Friday evening and claimed the title of guest debater for the evening.

The one who has chaired the Artists’ Association for 10 years admitted that this week she was ready to give up her seat, particularly to return to the game but mostly to shed the weight weighing on her.

Immediately after announcing her appointment 10 years ago, the actress said she “felt such a weight right away [ses] shoulders,” which she likened to a 500-pound coat.

“I really think it changed me. I had much more naivety, lightness too. I tend to come back to this. You cannot access that power without shouldering the responsibilities of your colleagues,” she told Stéphan Bureau.

She also spoke out in the discussion about on-screen diversity, which she strongly advocates, and about the break-off culture, stating that “to be recognized and loved by the public is a privilege that comes with certain responsibilities.” , including being a role model for society”. “If that was you and your profile changes, it can have a very big impact,” she warned, stressing that “there is actually a price to pay” for public figures there that are criticized.

The case of Amira Elghawaby

At a round table, the week’s debaters took up the Amira Elghawaby affair. Barely appointed as Canada’s special envoy for the fight against Islamophobia, the lady these days finds herself at the heart of a controversy for making comments about Quebecers that she says seemed “influenced by anti-Muslim sentiment”. Yasmine Abdelfadel was also invited to the set to take part in this discussion.

The show welcomed two new players this week, Marie-Claude Barrette and former Quebec Solidaire MP Emilise Lessard-Therrien. Guy Nantel and Richard Martineau completed the discussion forum.

Joël Lightbound, MP for Louis-Hébert from the Federal Liberals, also sat down in front of the Stéphan Bureau to speak about racism and hatred. He also spoke about the Rouleau Commission and the government’s hearing of activists in the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa last year.

“Le monde à l’envers” is broadcast on TVA on Fridays at 8pm.