“Ils sculptent les montagnes” is a documentary project about the granite area in South Quebec which is known for its granite, the Stanstead grey. The series focuses on a transformation plant and a quarry in Graniteville. The series is about the granite quarry and its history. How did the quarry industry transform the landscape? And, how did it developed a cultural and regional identity?
There, I met David, Gilles and Tom. David and Gilles, are carving stones while Tom works directly in the quarry like his grandfather and father did before him. Two of them, David and Gilles, are carving stones while Tom works directly in the quarry like his grandfather and father did before him. He is always going back and forth between Stanstead and quarries in the USA. And Ian is coming from Scotland where his family was working in the quarry as well.
hey explained the industry of granite idles because of global business competition and the closure of small quarries. “Ils sculptent les montagnes” shows how the granite tradition and pride is maintained and how the cultural and geographical space was transformed through the years thanks to the human impact. dorotheenowak.com