Join Mountain Lake PBS for three great not-to-be-missed events in Montreal celebrating our diversity, history and heritage!


The Main – A Taste of Montreal’s Jewish, Italian and Chinese Communities

May 28, 2017 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Congregation Dorshei Emet, 18 Cleve Road, Hampsted QC

Premiere public screening of the English language film “La Main” by Montreal producer Paul Carvalho. La Main tells the story of Italian, Jewish, and Chinese people who settle along Saint-Laurent Boulevard, and the first encounters of French Canada with the rest of the world beyond the British Isles.  Each of these groups has enriched Montreal with their cultural traditions, but they have also suffered in different ways from prejudice and outright racism.

Join us for culinary delights from the three communities and a walk down memory lane with speakers and the film-maker.

In partnership with Congregation Dorshei Emet.

Members of Mountain Lake PBS and Dorshei Emet: $18
General admission: $25 ($30 at the door)

Reserve Tickets

May 28, 2017 7:00 – 9:30pm
Congregation Dorshei Emet, 18 Cleve Road, Hampsted QC

Thanks to our sponsors:
Lead: Heritage Canada; Federation CJA
Platinum: Totem Acoustic; iSappori Catering;
Gold: The Azrieli Foundation;
Bronze: RBC Dominion Securities; the Brian Bronfman Family FoundationCasa D’Italia


Last Film in our Screening Diversity and Inclusion Film Series \
Dernier film de notre série de films documentaires La diversité et l’inclusion sous les projecteurs 

Pour le français, cliquez ici!

Tuesday May 23 (5:30-7:30 pm)

Join us as we screen Tutu and Franklin: A Journey Towards Peace (2001), a film that documents the historic first encounter between Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and renowned historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. John Hope Franklin. They are joined in these conversations by an international, interracial group of teenagers. Together, they engage in a series of candid encounters on race and begin an emotional journey towards racial reconciliation.

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with guest speaker Adama Kaba, Education Specialist, Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education.

Entry is free but registration is mandatory.

Register here

Tuesday, May 23, 5:30-7:30 pm
Jeanne Sauvé House
1514 Doctor Penfield


Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War  

Thursday, May 25, 7:30 pm

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the story of Waitstill & Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to multiple life-threatening missions in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.

Followed by discussion with film director Artemis Joukousky, grandson of the Sharps.

Tickets: $15 general admission, call 514-345-6416, reception.

Thursday, May 25, 7:30pm
Jewish Public Library of Montreal
5151 Cote St Catherine Road, Montreal

In partnership with the Jewish Public Library of Montreal.