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Ascent to the Top

With her all-women climbing festival and community of climbers, Shelma Jun is reaching territory—on and off the rocks—that has never been reached before.

Rolland, the Pioneer

By eliane |

Riding the Moment

By eliane |

The great animal choir

By eliane |

Breaking the ice

By Beside |

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Episode 01 – A new life

When he finds a dusty fishing rod in his garden shed, Maxime realizes that he hasn’t fished in a very long time. Same thing for Marie-Laurence, who has never made…

First-timers – Gone Fishing

By eliane |

Chris Velan

By eliane |

Histoire de… Sauvetage

By eliane |

The life of a lumberjack, with Patrick Riopel

By eliane |

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Somewhere Outside

By eliane |

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Crafting beer II

Urban edible and medicinal plants

By Geneviève Locas |

Fly-fishing techniques II

By Geneviève Locas |

Raising chickens in the city

By Geneviève Locas |

Forging a knife

By Geneviève Locas |

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Across the Salty Roads

Guillaume Beaudoin’s journey hitchhiking by sail across the South Pacific Islands to document the impact of climate change on local communities.

5 episodes

The South Pacific Islands are made up of lush greenery, multicoloured seas, windswept salty beaches, and rich historic cultures. They are also undergoing immense environmental challenges due to the global impact of climate change. Rising sea levels, salinization of crops, the significant loss of biodiversity, and plastic pollution are all part of everyday conversations for the inhabitants of Tahiti, Fiji, Tuvalu, the Marquesas, and the thousands of other islands and archipelagos in this region. Montréal-based cinematographer, photographer, and director Guillaume Beaudoin embarks on a 7-month journey hitchhiking by sail, to collect video stories of locals taking initiatives in the fight against climate change.

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Preboarding Interview

Across the Salty Roads is the initiative of Montréal-based cinematographer, photographer, and director Guillaume Beaudoin. In this preboarding interview, he discusses his motivations for exploring the South Pacific Islands, during…


01. The Panama Crossing

After securing his first ride in the port of Panama, Guillaume embarked on a 62-foot catamaran with five other crew members for a 30-day crossing to his first destination: the…


02. The Marquesas

Guillaume reached his first island destination, Ua Huka, as his boat is greeted by a pod of dancing wild dolphins, after a month at sea. He then makes a stop…


03. Tuamotus & Tahiti

During his stay in the Tuamotus and Tahiti, Guillaume was lucky enough to spend quality time filming and swimming with dolphins, whales and sharks, thanks to local French Polynesians, who…


04. The Coral Gardeners

Guillaume embarks on a Tahiti-Mo’orea crossing to reach new South Pacific islands on his route that will enable him to report on an essential component of sustainability in the region:…

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