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Newly available in Europe (except in France).
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France release on March 31st, 2010
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Upcoming screenings:

March 11, 2010, 18h30
Princess Cinema (Waterloo, Canada)
Richard Brouillette will be attending the screening

March 12, 2010, 20h00
CinéToboggan (Décines, France)
Followed by a debate with Paul Ariès, political scientist

March 13 mars, 2010, 14h00
Bloor Cinema (Toronto, Canada)
Richard Brouillette will be attending the screening

March 17, 2010, 18h30
Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, Canada)
Richard Brouillette will be attending the screening

From March 31, 2010
Cinéma Espace St-Michel (Paris, France)

April 9, 2010, 20h30
Cinéma Lux (Caen, France)
Richard Brouillette will be attending the screening

April 30, 2010
La Onzième Toile (Homps, France)
Richard Brouillette will be attending the screening

May 7 to 16, 2010
Planete Doc Review (Warsaw, Poland)

Excerpts from the world press:

"A cogent attempt to bring related ideas to cinematic life,
and an antidote to sound bite documentaries in general"

- Dennis Lim, The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune

"Two documentaries won the heart of the Berlinale public.
The first one is called Encirclement [...]"

- Gherardo Ugolini, l'Unita

"The most fact-based thriller in the program of this year's Berlinale Forum."

- Claudia Lenssen, die Tageszeitung

"The film refrains from any propaganda, emotionality or didactic hankering after effects - Brouillette succeeds in remaining purely documentary. The film achieves its particular depth and integrity not least by giving equal time on the podium to some of the most eloquent representatives of Neo-Liberalism and Libertarianism (Martin Masse, Jean-Luc Migué, Filip Palda, Donald J. Boudreaux) - hence, the viewer witnesses an undistorted and fair discourse on a high academic level."

- Joscha Bach, Vanity Fair

"A critical and intelligent thesis, as dense as hail, on the origins
and strategies of neo-liberalism and its global neo-colonialist effects."

- Martin Walder, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"These thesis criticizing globalization are well known,
but we have never seen them exposed so radically in a film."

- Eberhard von Elterlein, Berliner Morgenpost

"Encirclement is a singular documentary by its subject - liberal economy and politics -, its form - black and white images -, and its length - 2 h 40. Yet, this film, which should be released in France in 2009, is fascinating from start to finish."

- Catherine Bédarida, Le Monde

"Listening to these specialists unravel with stunning clarity the roots of neo-liberalism, the mechanisms of its expansion and the ideas it conveys
is a fascinating experience."

- Malik Berkati, Le Courrier (Genève)

"The most conspicuous focus of the 39th International Forum were a number of documentaries on burning contemporary issues. [...] The radicality of Brouillette's summation is reflected in the rigorous design of the black-and-white film
in ten chapters."

- Martin Girod, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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