Alexandra Sicotte-Lévesque – Director – Northernstars.ca Alexandra Sicotte-Lévesque b.Montréal, Québec
Alexandra Sicotte-Lévesque was working for the United Nations radio service in Sudan in 2006, one year after the civil war that had started in 1983 and claimed more than 2 million lives had ended. À jamais, pour toujours is a feature documentary on Sudan and its people. Specifically the film focuses on six young Sudanese men and women struggling to keep it together in a country that has been traumatized by the war and was grappling with the aftermath of the 2011 referendum that resulted in the southern Sudan region separating to form its own country. In English it is titled The Longest Kiss, a reference to the fact that Khartoum is where the Blue Nile meets the White Nile, a meeting place that has been described as the longest kiss in history. Her first documentary, When Silence is Golden, was about the citizens of a small town in Ghana and their relationship with a Canadian mining company active in the area. Sicotte-Lévesque has degrees from Vassar College and the London School of Economics. She has lived in New York since 2010 working for the United Nations, specializing in reproductive and family issues.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
When Silence is Golden (2009)
À jamais, pour toujours (2013)
Credits as a Screenwriter: When Silence is Golden (2009)