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François Prévost

Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer
(b. November 6, 1965 Montmagny, Quebec)

A physician by training, François Prévost has, since 1996, divided his time between his medical practice in the Far North and his travels deep into Tibet. The country first attracted his attention during his stint with the Radio-Canada program "La Course destination monde."

While working as a directing intern on the Radio-Canada newsmagazine "Le Point," Prevost made his second trip to Tibet when he produced a report with Hugo Latulippe. In an interview, they acquired a five-minute message from the Dalai Lama – who since 1950 has been exiled from his homeland – to the people still living in Tibet under Chinese occupation. Determined to do something for the people of the oppressed nation, Latulippe and Prévost – together with Tibetan exile Kalsang Dolma – risked persecution by the Chinese and journeyed throughout Tibet, showing the video message to people who were seeing an image of the Dalai Lama for the first. The result of this odyssey was the acclaimed documentary What Remains of Us (2004), which the two men co-directed and worked on for eight years.

What Remains of Us received the audience award for Most Popular Canadian Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival, as well as a Genie nomination for Best Documentary. It was also named one of Canada's Top Ten of 2004 by an independent, national panel of filmmakers, programmers, journalists and industry professionals.

Film and video work includes

La Course destination monde series, 1995 (appears as himself; TV)
Le Point, 1997 (journalist; TV)

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