On the Road With Mary

 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women....

 

- Official Selection - the Montreal World Film Festival

 

- Official Selection - the Atlantic Film Festival

Why don't we do something to ease the suffering of the poor, the excluded? Because we live in fear of "the other," the stranger. Filmed a few months before the 2004 presidential election, On the Road with Mary is a gripping view of an America living in fear. From a miserable neighbourhood in Detroit ravaged by crack and violence, to the militarized border with Mexico, this potent road movie exposes the unbearable other side of the American Dream.

 

Along the way, documentary filmmaker Monique LeBlanc introduces us to exceptional human beings deeply involved in their communities. Spiritually infused, poetic and political, personal and universal, On the Road with Mary inspires us to give some thought to Mary, the Christian mother of compassion.

 

Directed by: Monique Leblanc

Producer: Kent Martin, Carol Babin, Jacques Turgeon

Cinematography: Alain Dupras

Editor: Pamela Gallant

 

Watch Film: https://www.onf.ca/film/chemins_de_marie

 

French version - in English except for titles