Documentary - 60 minutes - 2016

The Land of Shipwrecks

Historical and poetic study of the Gaspé Peninsula

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The Land of Shipwrecks

Through the eyes of photographer Marius Jomphe, four local historians and several contemporary “stranded men” of Gaspé, The Land of Shipwrecks paints a portrait of this "city at the end of the world" that has preserved its essence through the ages: A place where nature is full of mystery, the sea evokes dizziness, and where shipwreck remains a mode of settlement.

The Land of Shipwrecks is both a creative and historical documentary that carries the voices of those who live and take root here to present an authentic view of the Gaspé Peninsula, so inseparable from its topography, its proximity to the sea, its reefs, its mist, its immense bay and its steep mountains. This film reveals the genius of a place that, as Marius Jomphe puts it, "consoles us for life and helps us to tame time".

In Gaspé, territory and nature are not merely participants in the writing of history; they are history’s main narrators. This is a film about the genius of a place that, in the words of photographer Marius Jomphe, “consoles us for life and helps us tame time”.


Awards and recognitions

  • Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
  • Festival Vues sur mer - Gaspé, Canada
  • Festival Livres et mer de Concarneau - France


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