Montréal, October 22nd 2018 – Last Thursday, on October 18, 2018, the launch event of “The forbidden forest” stop-motion project was held in collaboration between the Montreal Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (MAIH) and the Comité d’éducation aux adultes de la Petite-Bourgogne et Saint-Henri (CÉDA). The evening, held at the Georges-Vanier Cultural Center, was intended to present the work of the MAIH and CÉDA members by projecting a stop-motion directed by Marie-Ève Barbeau and Denis Plante. More than 80 people were there to discover this magnificent achievement of a project that lasted more than eight months.
This project was realized as part of the MAIH Explorations in Art workshop, a workshop that allows the discovery of different artistic techniques, promotes self-expression through art and the development of skills for people living with an intellectual disability. The members of the MAIH have thus realized the characters and scenery of the film. They pushed their creativity during 8 months and the end result have led to an incredible excitement among the participants during the launch party, when they discovered the stop-motion.
The participants, members of the CÉDA and MAIH, were able to be publicly thanked in front of the guests and they left with a DVD of the stop motion film that lasts about ten minutes.
The President of the Board of Directors of the MAIH, Louis Vincent, also took the opportunity to thank the volunteers of the association present at the various philanthropic events, who were invited to discover this great achievement of the members of the MAIH and to know more about the association.
A big thank you to all the participants, the CÉDA and all the people who participated in the project of realization of the stop motion but also the volunteers who helped in the preparation of this beautiful evening. But we would like to thank especially the city of Montreal which allowed us to benefit from the financial support of the Montreal Cultural Development Agreement between the City of Montreal and the Ministry of Culture and Communications.
A trailer from the stop-motion will be released soon on our website but it will take longer to watch it in a complete version.
Since 1935, the MAIH has provided services that meet the needs of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Our mission is to promote the social participation of adults with intellectual disabilities and to provide support services to families in the exercise of their responsibilities.
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