A voice for the hitherto voiceless? Produced and directed by Sauvé Fellow, Paul Shore, Montreal Bilingual Speakers Corner – Quelque Show – is online
Produced and directed by Sauvé Fellow (Sauvé Scholar 2003-04), Montreal social entrepreneur and video-journalist Paul Shore, Quelque Show is a speakers corner for Montrealers, created in response to the growing divide between political leaders and the everyday citizen.
By providing a space for the sharing of personal experiences in a spontaneous way, Quelque Show is hoping to create a greater sense of community in our world of seemingly increased isolation caused by technology and the web.
Shore says that, “Quelque Show is indigenous to Montreal, but has been designed as a scaleable concept and platform, accessible to all other cities.”
The show will be partnered with local companies, institutions and non-profits.
Themes explored in the first series of episodes include immigration, integration, love, death, and public art. Montrealers are speaking up about sex, politics, language, multiculturalism, stereotyping and about how technology is affecting our relationships.
Quelque Show is inspired by the television show of the same name that ran on the CBC from 1970-1975. Hosted by well-known Montreal personalities Nick auf der Maur and Les Nerenberg, it provided an unfiltered platform for Montrealers to express themselves on a variety of issues from pornography to religion.
This new version brings back the town hall in a modern context. By providing a space for the sharing of personal experiences in a spontaneous way, Quelque Show is hoping to create a greater sense of community in our world of seemingly increased isolation caused by technology and the web.
Quelque Show sometimes feels like spontaneous public therapy sessions. Join Paul and co-host and former engineer Rosalynn Nguyen in their conversations as they get Montrealers to open up and share some of their most intimate thoughts on issues they never even knew they cared about!
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