Interview: Monique Provost-Chatigny
Post-production: Gabriel Laprade
Seated by a window in rocking chair covered with a woolen red and white blanket, Claire Papin explains the relationship between her father Léo and her uncle Joseph.
Uncle Joseph had a slew of boys. And Dad had a slew of boys. Uncle Joseph, he was the oldest. Dad, he was the youngest. Of course, the oldest took precedence. We couldn’t all be there because our grandfather had built it for his own boys, so his boys worked there. He never thought his one son would have a bunch of boys and his other son the same. It’s not like we could all make a living off of that. It was impossible because our grandfather, he wanted the whole family working with him. Afterward, for the next generation, things change. It’s not the same. So, dad decided that he’d start his own factory for his boys. It wasn’t like there was a fight. It was a question of survival.
Apart from that, Uncle Joseph is the oldest and Dad is the youngest, so it’s not like they had the same vision. It’s the same for me today with my youngest brother and Louise (her youngest sister), we don’t think alike: no how no way.