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Year: 1968
Language: French
Format: 16mm Black & White
Runtime: 117 min
Director: Fernand Dansereau
Producer: Robert Forger, André Belleau
Cinematographer: Michel Régnier
Editor: Jean Dansereau
Sound: Michel Hazel
Music: Georges Dor, Gaston Brisson
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

This key film of social activation, produced with the direct participation and involvement of the people of St-Jérôme, Quebec, explores the impact of technological changes on the life of this small industrial town north of Montreal. Designed to be supplemented by twenty-seven short films (the Education populaire series), St-Jérôme leads to the characteristic Fernand Dansereau conclusion that the solution to social crises lies in citizen participation and collaboration between the state, employers and the unions. As such, the film stands in clear contrast to the general tendency of Quebec social documentaries in the years immediately following its production.