Parenthèses is a collective of five engaged, humanist video artists. Since its inception in 2002, its members have developed a working method where the worldview of each mutually enriches the whole. Their impetus stems from the desire to harness their civic involvement and create works that engage with social issues. Each artist has their own signature style. Combining genres from direct cinema to animation affords an original approach to the issues they explore. The camera becomes the all-seeing eye conveying a unique outlook. Key to their process is the pooling of complementary strengths, mutual assistance and dialogue. Members Martine Asselin, Marco Dubé, François Mercier, François Perreault and Lisa Sfriso, whose works have screened on the festival circuit in Quebec and internationally, have mastered the different aspects of production. All have to their credit numerous short films and also practice related disciplines.