St-Henri, Montreal (07:11)
Children make their way to school. Doris looks through recycling bins. A radio disc jockey commemorates events that happened on Aug. 26th. Mr. Lee sells snacks and beer to customers.
Shifting Demographics (04:28)
Robert drives through a St-Henri neighborhood, noting that condos have replaced rundown alley apartments. Doris walks to a friend’s house; they struggle financially. On one block, an alleyway divides the wealthy and the poor.
Green Spot (06:04)
A dad informs his sons that he may start a new job that requires him to work nights. The boys go outside to dig for worms. Robert goes to his favorite diner. A 90-year-old regular, Edmée, feeds birds.
Atwater Market (06:48)
Belinda recalls the mild culture shock she experienced after moving to Quebec from Europe. Doris asks about an old friend and chats with a man on a mobility scooter. Robert picks up Edmée, and they encounter performance artists.
Local Activities (04:57)
The father and his sons go to a park in search of more worms. Robert and Edmée stroll along Lachine Canal. Locals tend a community garden.
Weather and Change (07:30)
Robert, Edmée, and a group of workers go indoors as a storm approaches. A worker rants about upcoming construction on the Turcot Interchange and surrounding neighborhood. A mother and daughter enjoy a relaxing salon visit.
Outdoor Activities (04:17)
Father and sons go to the canal to catch fish. To her mother's dismay, Lydia plays in a puddle. Three roommates discuss actress Julia Jones, indigenous culture, and politics.
Blue-Collar Workers (05:12)
An interview with author Gabrielle Roy airs on the radio. A delivery man describes his schedule. Tattoo artists, butchers, pet groomers, and others are hard at work. Mr. Lee recalls a regular customer.
After School (05:24)
A teenage boxer trains for an upcoming bout. Francois reflects on his first day of school. Belinda's daughter visits the hair salon. Her mom recalls a racial incident at school.
Urban Decay (05:47)
Doris critiques vulgar graffiti. She regrets that young people in the neighborhood are not going to church. Two boys reveal evidence of heroin use where they had built a fort. Other kids recall a residence being burned down.
Social Experiences (06:35)
Doris dreams of being a millionaire; she recalls her time in prison. A man swims in the canal. The father and sons catch fish. Roommates complain about harassment and shopping experiences.
Night Activities (05:38)
The boxer continues training. Urban explorers scale walls and search an abandoned warehouse. A graffiti artist works on a mural. A father and son fish from an inflated raft.
Street Art (05:12)
Roommates purchase beer at the corner store. The graffiti artist fixes old stickers and posters, and affixes new ones. Members of an electric cycling club discuss their hobby.
St-Henri Underground (07:54)
Danielle packs a manhole opener, galoshes, and other tools before descending into Montreal's sewers. Punk rockers perform a show and a knife thrower practices with her partner. The roommates enjoy a night on the town.
Credits: St-Henri, the 26th of August (01:38)
Credits: St-Henri, the 26th of August
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