A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Opening Night

Director: Marie-Claude Harvey

Marie-Claude Harvey's Opening Night is a touching tribute to George Farhood and his son Charles, Lebanese immigrants to Canada who founded Montréal's Chanteclerc Theatre in 1912.

Searching for a better life, George and Charles arrived in Québec in 1895. They began working as peddlers. With money saved over many years, the Farhoods founded a theatre that became more than just a means of making a living. It was the family business, but also their passion, and the realization of their dreams.

In recounting memories tied to the family theatre, descendants of George and Charles Farhood recall, in a very personal way, how the dreams of immigrants contributed to the rich cultural fabric of Québec and Canada.


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