Best Documentary


by David Sanchez
National Institute of Image and Sound, Canada

Jury Motivation

Sensitive psychological portrait of a mid-class caring family and a teenage rebel, who refuses to comply with society norms and acts boldly.


Flavie is a daring and opinianated 15-year-old teen who, in order to defend her social and environmental beliefs, is ready to practice civil disobedience even at the risk of facing justice. In a discussion with her parents on the consequences of her actions, they will go so far as to confront their respective visions of the future and what actions to take for things to change. A powerful debate between two generations.

Director's biography

It is by meeting others that David learned, on his own, the principles of sound, image and editing. Camera in hand, he traveled the world for nearly four years documenting his chance encounters and vibrant experiences. After training in documentary film production at L’inis, he now focuses on passing on the tales of those who fight for social justice, thus contributing to society’s evolution in his own way.


Written and directed: David Sanchez
Cinematography: Nicolas Canniccioni
Editing: Justine Gauthier
Music: Alex Lefaivre


Original title: Sacrifiée
Running time: 12'
Film type: Documentary
Country: Canada
Completion date: 2021