Into the Light

History, Technology, Photography, Jewish Film, Art
Janice Zolf
44 minutes


Audience Award Winner
Forest City Film Festival

Award Winner
L'Age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival
Arte Non Stop Festival, International Film & Art Festival

Official Selection
Master of Art Film Festival



The city is a canvas in Cité Mémoire illuminating the world famous projections on the walls of Old Montreal. Historical characters emerge nightly from the bricks and stones, creating visual poetry that has captured over a million spectators from around the globe. Into the Light takes us behind the scenes with the creators, former Cirque du Soleil directors, who show us how the walls whisper to us through cinematic projections. The film explores themes of racism, poverty and the impact of the Covid pandemic.. Joyful heroes like Jackie Robinson and Leonard Cohen's Suzanne are celebrated in 50 metre high projections.


Janice Zolf Before winning prizes and international acclaim with her documentaries on art, music, and design; film director and writer Janice Zolf worked as an arts and entertainment journalist for CTV News in Canada. Her award winning films have screened on CBC’s Documentary Channel, Air Canada, and played at film festivals in Italy, Belgium and the UK. Her current documentary film, Into the Light with Cité Mémoire, about the immersive projections that reimagine history on the walls of Old Montreal, will be broadcast on CBC and streamed on GEM in November 2020 and is currently touring festivals in Canada and Europe. Janice’s additional films include Michael Bublé: Audacious, a short film, profiling the artist behind the superstar and Revealing Marie Saint Pierre, about the influence of artist Jean-Paul Riopelle on a renowned Canadian fashion designer. Janice is an experienced storyteller, motivated to take audiences behind the art to give them insight into the creative process. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Experience and Innovation (MDEI) from the University of Waterloo.


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