Saturday, December 9, 2023
350 Place Royale
Lecturer: Annabel Loyola
Free for members of the Société historique de Montréal, $5 for non-members
Delve into Jeanne Mance’s world!
This lecture is presented by the Société historique de Montréal.
A pioneer of New France, Jeanne Mance was a co-founder of Montréal and one of its first lay nurses. Join documentarian Annabel Loyola in delving into Jeanne Mance’s life in France, and more specifically in Langres, her hometown. Learn about new findings from more than fifteen years of research... as parts of her story unfold!
Annabel Loyola worked in the fields of cinema and television in Paris and in Montréal for many years before starting to produce and direct her own projects. Her first feature documentary and the first film to be produced about Jeanne Mance, La folle entreprise, sur les pas de Jeanne Mance (2010), was awarded a medal from the Société historique de Montréal and marked the beginning of a historical process that brought about an official acknowledgement of Jeanne Mance as a founder of Montréal in 2012. La ville d’un rêve (2022) is Loyola’s third documentary feature film and the final part of a trilogy on the founding of Montréal, which also includes La folle entreprise and Le dernier souffle, au cœur de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.