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Le jour où je n’ai pas pu plonger

A documentary inspired by the tragedy that Olympic diving medallist Sylvie Bernier experienced, coupled with a digital component dedicated to drowning prevention.

“Despite Raphaël’s death and the coroner’s report, a family can still end up in a canoe on a river like Nouvelle, ill-equipped, ill-guided. It was a shock to understand this.”

Sylvie Bernier has lived her best moments in the water, but she has also experienced a tragedy. In 2002, her nephew Raphaël drowned right in front of her, unable to act. In a documentary mainly targeting an adult audience, she goes over this moving story with members of her family and water safety experts. We discover unknown facts on the power of water and what remains to be done so that a situation like the one they experienced doesn’t happen again.
Simultaneously, a multi-format, multi-platform digital component offers content targeting mainly 6 to 10-year-old children (serious games, animated comedy capsules, memo board quiz) that allow learning good drowning prevention practises in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Téléfiction Productions inc.

Since our inception in 1987, we endeavour to passionately create high quality exclusive content for all audiences. We know how to captivate, surprise, delight, inform and entertain via television, movies, digital media and performances. Over the years, we have been able to diversify our content in these four major fields. We are now a prominent figure of Quebec’s independent production industry.


Project Details

Release Date April 26, 2019
Content Component(s) Game, TV One-Off, Webisodes
Episode(s) 1 x 52 min : 8 x 30 sec
Genre(s) Documentary
Language(s) English, French
Target Audience(s) Adults, Children
Health & Wellness Subject Area(s) Family Life, Health Education, Physical Activity, Safety, Work
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