La Foret, Elle est où? (Where is the forest?)

Mathilde Capone 04:44, Canada

Part of the series ‘Mined Lands’

The forest, a vital necessity and poetry; the forest, a vulgarly exploited market. The destructive effects of clear-cutting on animals, which are disappearing. The damage of hydro-electric dams like the Gouin dam, which has caused several floods and displacements of the Opitciwan community. Told by Agathe Denis-Dame, Atikamekw of this community.

Mined Lands open spaces for collective speech and reflection, through anti-colonial feminist perspectives, on the themes of the territory and extractive issues. During a tour of “Quebec”, Mathilde and her colleagues collected testimonies about links and threats to territories, specific impacts of territorial exploitation according to gender and resistance to face them