The Benevolents

The Benevolents

Directed by Sarah Baril Gaudet

Genre Documentary
Country Canada (Québec)
Year 2021
Length 16:22 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


The Benevolents takes us into the world of Tel-Aide Montreal call center, as we follow a group of future volunteers. Through an intimate treatment, the film seeks to recall the importance of vigilant ears in a society of loneliness.


mutual aid, work relationships, lonelyness, suicide, sacrifice


Sarah Baril Gaudet is a director and cinematographer based in Montreal. She completed in 2016 her bachelor's degree at Université du Québec à Montréal, where she obtained the grant for ''Best Documentary - Emerging Talent''. Her first short film Living Here has traveled to more than twenty international film festivals. In 2020, Sarah directed her first feature documentary, Passage, selected at RIDM and nominated for Best Cinematography in a Documentary at the Gala Québec Cinéma.




Sarah Baril Gaudet


Sarah Baril Gaudet


Sarah Baril Gaudet

EDITING Justine Gauthier
Sound Jacob Marcoux
Music Viviane Audet


Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada |2021|
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Canada |2022|
Filministes, Canada |2022|
Vues sur mer, Canada |2022|
Hot Docs, Canada |2022|
Visions du Réel (Market), Switzerland |2022|