Region: Quebec

Year of Production: 2019

Duration: 46 min.

Canal Vie provides viewers with a close-up look into some of Quebec’s super-large families.

Mamas and papas like no others invite us into their homes. Like no others because in our selfie world where the pursuit of material comfort is the be-all and the end-all, they choose to take up the oversized challenge of raising large and happy families. Canal Vie offers viewers an intimate, astonishing, and touching look into the lives of Quebecers who truly believe that the more children you have, the happier you will be. One thing is certain, you never get bored in a home where eight to 11 kids are growing up.

At home, their daily routines are truly wonders to behold. Every day brings its share of unexpected incidents, between diaper changes, homework, soccer games, ballet classes, mega-shopping sprees in supermarkets, bruises and scrapes, heartbreaks and bellyaches, preparing lunches for school, and appointments with the dentist...Then there are the special occasions that come back year after year – back-to-school, vacations, birthdays, outings, holidays…there’s always something to celebrate when families are as big as this.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Anemone films inc.