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NATHAN DIMITROFF - THE FRANCO-ONTARIAN FLAG
After years spent in Acadia, Bulgaro-Acadian and assimilated Anglophone Nathan Dimitroff has decided to conquer new lands, so here he is, in Ontario! Nathan tells the story of the Franco-Ontarian flag´s creation. This was the case of Franco-Ontarians in 1975, when Mr. Gaétan Gervais, history professor at the Université Laurentienne, created a project to design a Franco-Ontarian flag with a group of students, including Jacqueline England, who sewed it, as well as Michel Dupuis, Don Obonsawin and Yves Tassé. The Franco-Ontarian flag first flew officially in Sudbury, on September 25, 1975, at the University of Sudbury. It was officially recognized by the Ontarian government as the symbol of the Francophone community in 2001. Five years later, on December 1st, 2006, the City of Greater Sudbury raises the flag permanently over its city hall. The green represents summer, the white represents winter, and the fleur-de-lys represents the Francophonie. The trillium represents all Ontarians. Now that the flag is proudly displayed in Ontario, Francophones can finally take their rightful place!
Next stop, Sudbury!
The expression ““waving one´s flag”” means to publicly defend one´s opinion. But how can we do that without a flag? How can Franco-Ontarians really take their rightful place? A flag can sometimes make noise when a people or a community cannot.
Réalisateur: Joanne Belluco
Production year: 2017
After years spent in Acadia, Bulgaro-Acadian and assimilated Anglophone Nathan Dimitroff has decided to conquer new lands, so here he is, in Ontario!
Nathan tells the story of the Franco-Ontarian flag´s creation.
This was the case of Franco-Ontarians in 1975, when Mr. Gaétan Gervais, history professor at the Université Laurentienne, created a project to design a Franco-Ontarian flag with a group of students, including Jacqueline England, who sewed it, as well as Michel Dupuis, Don Obonsawin and Yves Tassé.
The Franco-Ontarian flag first flew officially in Sudbury, on September 25, 1975, at the University of Sudbury. It was officially recognized by the Ontarian government as the symbol of the Francophone community in 2001.
Five years later, on December 1st, 2006, the City of Greater Sudbury raises the flag permanently over its city hall.
The green represents summer, the white represents winter, and the fleur-de-lys represents the Francophonie. The trillium represents all Ontarians.
Now that the flag is proudly displayed in Ontario, Francophones can finally take their rightful place!
NATHAN DIMITROFF descend à l'intérieur d'une mine.
Ici Nathan Dimitroff,
Ici Nathan Dimitroff,
en sol franco-ontarien,
«Actually», je suis à Sudbury
pour vous parler du drapeau
franco-ontarien. «Come on!»
Une porte se ferme devant NATHAN.
(S'adressant à l'équipe de tournage)
Non, mais eille! Je l'avais
cette fois-là, «guys, come on»!
L'expression «lever haut
son drapeau»... Hé...
(Levant un drapeau du Canada)
«Lever haut son drapeau»,
ça veut dire défendre
publiquement son opinion,
mais comment tu peux
défendre ton opinion si t'en as
pas, de drapeau? Comment les
vraiment prendre leur place?
Parce qu'un drapeau, ça peut
faire du bruit en masse,
surtout quand un peuple ou
une communauté le peuvent pas.
Derrière NATHAN se produit une simulation d'explosion très bruyante et la fumée envahit l'espace. Quand le nuage se dissipe, NATHAN est dans un corridor d'école, dans la section des casiers.
Bien, c'était le cas des
Franco-Ontariens en 1975 quand
M. Gaétan Gervais, professeur
d'histoire à l'Université
Laurentienne, avait conçu
le projet avec un groupe d'étudiants,
dont Jacqueline England,
qui a cousu le drapeau,
Michel Dupuis, Don Obonsawin
et Yves Tassé.
Quatre personnes confectionnent le drapeau Franco-Ontarien. NATHAN s'approche d'eux.
(Propos en anglais)
«Good job, guys.»
Ensuite, NATHAN montre des photos d'archives.
NATHAN DIMITROFF (Narrateur)
Le drapeau franco-ontarien a été
hissé pour la première fois le
25 septembre 1975 à l'Université
de Sudbury, mais a été seulement
reconnu par le gouvernement de
l'Ontario comme étant le symbole
de la communauté francophone
NATHAN marche maintenant une cafétéria de l'université de Sudbury.
En 2001! Pensez-y comme il faut.
Dans le temps que ça a pris pour
reconnaître le drapeau, on a
vu naître et mourir Napster,
le iPod nano... Tiens.
Puis la pizza du McDo.
La pizza du McDo, «dude»!
C'est prêt en moins de
cinq minutes. Ça peut pas être
«healthy», ça. Puis si tu sais pas
ce que je parle about,
bien, «Google it».
NATHAN porte un T-shirt vert qu'il enlève pour révéler un T-shirt blanc.
Le vert représente l'été,
le blanc, l'hiver...
NATHAN retire le T-shirt blanc sous lequel il porte un chandail d'Ochtoberfest sur lequel l'emblème évoque une fleur de lys. Ensuite, renifle une vraie fleur de lys.
La fleur de lys...
... pour la Francophonie...
(Montrant un vire-vent)
... la fleur de trille
C'était soit ça ou
les chutes Niagara,
mais il y avait pas
de place sur le drapeau.
NATHAN pose en dessous du 5 sous géant de Sudbury.
Maintenant, avec le drapeau qui
vole fièrement un peu partout
en Ontario, les francophones
la prendre, leur place.
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