In Guns We Trust

In Guns We Trust

Directed by Nicolas Lévesque

Genre Documentaire
Country Quebec
Year 2013
Length 12 min
Formats DVD, Blu-Ray
Sound Stereo
Version French subtitles, Original English Version


In Kennesaw, a small American town in the state of Georgia, a good citizen is an armed citizen. By law, since 1982, each head of household must own at least one working firearm with ammunition.


firearms, culture


Originally from Roberval, Nicolas Lévesque is a photographer and film-maker. Following his studies in photography, arts and cinema, he co-founded the KAHEM photographers’ association. He directed and produced the documentary short film Lévesque et fils, maraîcher(s) (2008), which appeared in over 12 festivals in Canada, the USA, in Europe and in Asia. Projet Racine(s) (2010), which he directed for Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, won first prize in the portrait category at the Grands Prix du Journalisme Indépendant. And his latest documentary, In guns we trust (2013) has been selected in the Talent tout court category, at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. His work as a photographer and film-maker has led him to many countries where he has produced and worked on several documentary projects. He now works for Télé-Québec as a journalist and director.


Robert Jones, Dent Myers, James Amica, Dania Gallaway, Josh Lavallette



Nicolas Lévesque


Nicolas Lévesque

EDITING Guillaume Langlois
Sound Pascal Beaulieu


Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec | 2013 | PRIX DU MEILLEUR PHOTO-REPORTAGE


Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Indie Lisboa
Melbourne International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Off-Courts de Trouville
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Cinéma Vérité
Festival Images en vues
Festival de cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Vancouver International Film Festival
Festival de Arles et les nuits photographiques de Paris
Belfast Photographic Film Festival
Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec
Victoria Film Festival
Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
Festival des Films de la Relève
KALIBER 35 Munich International Short Film Festival
Nevada City International Film Festival
Brevard Short Film Festival
FCVQ : Ciné Pop-Up
Gimli International Film Festival
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Cinéma du Québec à Paris
Collectif Prod
Short of the Week
Montenegro Film Festival