Scene from the film Before the Deluge
Scene from the film Before the Deluge
Scene from the film Before the Deluge

Before the Deluge

  • Canada
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Within the ancient Precambrian rock of Northern Canada sits one of the largest reserves of uranium on the planet. A power that has yielded the largest destructive energy known to man, also manifest in the region's harsh natural glory. A gothic travelogue that summons dialogue with ghosts of the region; abandoned mining towns swallowed within the pandemonium of extraction commerce and neglect, while also the liminal unknown forces that inhabit these lands and speak in shadow memories.


  • Original title
    Before the Deluge
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jean-Jacques Martinod
  • DOP
    Jean-Jacques Martinod, Bretta C. Walker, Eduardo Urueña
  • Editing
    Jean-Jacques Martinod
  • Music
    Eduardo Urueña
  • Sound
    Paloma Daris, Alex Lane
  • Duration
    39 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • Frontera Sur, Festival Internacional de Cine de No-Ficción
    • Aricadoc
    • Encuentros Cinoematográficos Cámara Lúcida
    • Mimesis Documentary Festival
    • Rialécticas Jornadas Cinematográficas
    • Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá
    • ULTRACinema is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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