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Hochelaga, Terre des âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls)

Director François Girard
Year 2017
Run Time 100min
Genre Drama
When a storm opens a huge sinkhole in Montreal’s Percival Molson Stadium, Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny (Canadian rapper Samian) finds the remains of Hochelaga, the village where his Iroquoian ancestors met the French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1535. The film won four CSAs.


François Girard

Girard won a Grammy for Secret World Live, a Peter Gabriel concert film. Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould won four Genie Awards, including Best Picture. The Red Violin won eight Genies and an Oscar for Best Original Score.  His recent films include Boychoir, starring Dustin Hoffman, and Hochelaga terre des âmes which was nominated for eight CSAs, winning four. His latest, The Song of Names, premiered at TIFF 2019.


François Girard


Samian (Algonquin), Raoul Max Trujillo


Patrick Roy, Roger Frappier




BIPOC Stories, History

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Les Films Seville