The Twilight Parade is a feature-length film that showcases hand-made puppets who are brought to life to depict the trials and tribulations of living in a small town. Along with the film, The Twilight Parade is also a live performance featuring performers voicing over the movie live. In this adventure for all ages, audiences experience the skill and joy of people working together to overcome a significant challenge. The film’s themes meld with the live performance to amplify the message that as individuals who together make up a small community we are both flawed and gifted, a fact that we must navigate, together.
The creation of the film is a large-scale community engagement production. Participants include an exceptional group of working artists and community members, of all ages and backgrounds, who live in the Outaouais region. Community members were first invited to create puppets in their own image, or that of their alter-ego, to be used in the production. Subsequently, those who designed and created puppets, as well as many other members of the community, lent their voices and talents to the audio component of the production.
The project has both a French version, La Parade du Crépuscule, and an English version titled The Twilight Parade.
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.