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Documenting FREDY : Eight Years After the Shooting in Montreal

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Fredy Villanueva was playing dice in a park in Montreal North when police officers arrived. In less than a minute, the 18-year-old was fatally shot by police. Eight years later, what happened in those sixty seconds remains unclear. The documentary play Fredy tries to untangle what happened before and after the shooting, as it asks questions about racial profiling, systemic discrimination, and the promise of art for social change.


  • Annabel Soutar, Artistic Director, Porte Parole
  • Ricardo Lamour, actor, musician community activist
  • Parker Mah, multimedia artist, community activist
  • Florence Blain, audience member
  • Actors voices: Solo Fugère – Will Prosper, Dany Villanueva, Ricardo Lamour, Iannicko N’Doua – Jeffrey Sagor-Météllus, Alain Arsenault, Alice Pascual – Anonymous police officer, Martha Villaneuva, Joanie Poirier – Stéphanie Pilotte, Lilian Villaneuva’s interpretor, Etienne Thibeault – Jean-Loup Lapointe

  • Host: Jasmin Lopez
  • Contributing Producer: Elvira Truglia
  • Music: Emrical, Jahzzar, Alexander MacSween


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