City of Genk
Manitoba made a comprehensive image-building movie introducing the city of Genk, using a blend of documentary and fiction. The movie consists of four separate chapters.
One is about the reconversion of its economy from coal mining to creative and high tech industries. The other segments of this large project dealt with the city’s tourist facilities, its diverse ethnic make-up and this segment on education and social services. All segments used very creative metaphors and unexpected storytelling techniques. In this particular one, we follow a woman through four different stages in her life.