Listen to an interview with John Walker, the maker of Quebec My Country, Mon Pays which was screened at La Cinematheque Quebecoise de Montreal on Monday, 19th. He discussed his personal history and the Quebec’s Quiet Revolution which took place in the 1960’s and unleashed cultural and political changes that lead to the separatist movement and the FLQ crisis.
Marc Cassivi, La Presse
John Walker’s new film, Quebec My Country Mons Pays, offers a perspective on Quebec from that of an Anglophone who, terrified by the bombs of the Front de libération du Québec and the rise of ethnic nationalism, eventually left his native land.
Master Filmmaker John Walker’s Moving Personal Journey Through Quebec’s Quiet Revolution
Review By Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
Wilner praises Walker’s quiet and personal take on the history of Quebec’s distinct society, which is set for a commercial run after premiering at the Hot Docs film festival this past spring.
Patricia Morales Betancourt, Sal de Presse
Quebec My Country Mon Pays is one of many recommended films to see at this year’s Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).
Le cinéaste John Walker se penche avec émotion sur la fracture linguistique au Québec
By Jean Dion, Le Devoir
John Walker discusses his new documentary, Quebec My Country Mons Pays, a lament over his decision to leave his home province of Québec amid the mass migration of several hundred thousand anglophones from the 1960s to the 1990s.
By Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette
Kelly discusses with John Walker his new documentary, Quebec My Country Mons Pays, and the personal journeys he took growing up in and eventually leaving Quebec, and in making the film itself.
Maxim Demers, Le Journal de Montréal
Quebec My Country Mon Pays is one of three documentary films not to be missed at this year’s Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).
Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press in Toronto
Assuring that he has never been anti-French, John Walker tells his own exile experience and vision of the Quiet Revolution in the film Quebec My Country Mon Pays, which premiered at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto.
Documentary filmmaker John Walker grew up an English-speaking Quebecer, alongside French children that didn’t seem to like anglophone kids like himself.
By Ken McGoogan
Blogger Ken McGoogan applauds John Walker and his portrayal of the “Quebec problem” from the perspective of an Anglophone growing up in Montreal during this tumultuous time. Film-maker John Walker, who earned well-deserved kudos with his docudrama Passage, has worked magic again with Quebec My Country Mon Pays.