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Marie France L'Ecuyer


                                Country of origin / Canada 


MISSION: EXPERIENCE THE TERRITORY MORE FULLY AND HIGHLIGHT ADVENTURE AS AN INFINITE SPACE OF FREEDOM, ENCOUNTER, AND DISCOVERY.

LONG HIKING / ADVENTURE BIKE / OCEANIC SAILING   

Trained at the Banff Center in adventure filmmaking (2022), at L'inis in documentary filmmaking (2021) and at Collège Marsan in photography (2018), Marie France L'Ecuyer is an emerging visual artist and director who is particularly interested in the relationship between humans and their environment. Challenged by the beauty of wide open spaces of untamed nature, she questions our relationship to the territory and explores the inner dimension of adventure. Her artistic approach is overtaken by her experience in social research, her expeditions between sea and mountains, and her privileged encounters with nature and those who dare to discover it.  Rewarded many times, her photographic work has been the subject of solo and collective exhibitions in Canada and internationally. After her first short film, Territoire interieur (2021), presented in the official selection of several international film festivals, she directed the documentary web series La Virée du Saint-Laurent (2022). She is currently working on the production of the multimedia documentary Uapishka: Rencontre en territoire innu (Projet Uapishka) and the medium-length film Marche au pays réel (Expédition Transboréale), which has been shot in winter 2023, and she is preparing for the 10th edition of the Transat Quebec-Saint-Malo in 2024.  An outdoor enthusiast for several years, Marie France has worn her boots over a few thousand kilometers worldwide in search of striking landscapes to capture and inspiring stories to tell. Co-author of the books They have conquered the world in solo (Éditions de l'Homme) and Hiking by bike - 50 dream routes around the world (Ulysse), she collaborates with the magazine Géo Plein Air to share her adventure stories with other enthusiasts in search of sense, surpassing and immensity. 

"As long as we can't bear the terrifying silence of infinite space, we will fill this planet with noise and fury."

– Yvon Rivard -

Accomplishments

Long hikings
2013 | Ascent of Mount Kilimandjaro (5,895m), Tanzania • 65km
2015 | Tour of Annapurnas (5,416m), Népal • 255km
2019 | Presidential Traverse, USA • 40km
2019 | Crossing the National Trail in Matawinie and Mauricie, QC • 290km
2020 | International Trail in the Appalaches (GR-A1), QC • 650km
2021 | Winter crossing "Parc national de la Gaspésie,” QC • 115km
2021 | Winter crossing of the Uapishka mountains, QC • 55km
2022 | Sunshine Coast Trail, C-B • 180km
2022 | Great Divide Trail : Waterton Lakes in Banff, AB • 500km
2023 | Uapishka : Winter expedition in the mountains Uapishka, QC (soon. to bee)

Aventures on bike
2016 | Tour of Iceland via the Highlands • 1600km
2017 | Crossing Cuba's western provinces • 525km
2017 | Tour of the Avalon peninsula, Newfoundland • 410km
2018 | Tour of the Nicoya peninsula , Costa Rica • 325km
2018 | North Coast 500 et tour of the Cairngorms massif, Scotland• 1100km  

Oceanic Sailing
2024 | Transat Québec-Saint-Malo (soon to bee) + 5000 nautical miles of ocean racing and convoying in the Atlantic Ocean  

FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/mariefrance.lecuyer  
INSTAGRAM : @mariefrance.lecuyer  
WEBSITE : www.mariefrancelecuyer.com  

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