« Je me souviens »
« Je me souviens » (i.e. I remember) is a documentary that tries to understand why Quebec nationalism drifted onto the swampy terrain of anti-Semitism and fascism in the 1930s and 40s … but also why some Québécois today refuse to come to terms with the sorry past.
The film tells the story of Esther Delisle, a Québécoise academic who became “Québec’s Nasty Girl“. because of her research into forbidden territory. In 1991, she wrote a doctoral thesis proving that anti-Semitism and pro-fascist sympathies were deeply rooted among the French-Canadian nationalist elite of the 1930s and 1940s.