"Simply stunning and moving. Breathtaking!"
Beaux Arts Magazine
407 Saint-Pierre St
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3
Monday and Tuesday:
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday:
11 AM to 8:20 PM
(Last entry at 7:40 PM)
Friday & Saturday:
11 AM to 9 PM
(Last entry at 8:20 PM)
Duration: 40 minutes
13 years old +
13 to 30 years old: $28
31 years old +: $30
13 to 30 years old: $30
31 years old +: $32
Price including service fees, excluding taxes
Before visiting, please review some essential information about the visit, including details on accessibility at the Centre.
To plan a school, community or corporate visit, go to our Group Visits page.
Reawaken the forgotten history.
Claudette Colvin made it all possible, but she is the one who has been forgotten. Colored is a powerful story that uses the HoloLens 2, an augmented reality headset, to bring her story to life. A pioneer and icon of the civil rights movement in the United States, Claudette Colvin takes us with her to segregated Alabama.
Colored: The Unknown Life of Claudette Colvin is directed by Stéphane Foenkinos and Pierre-Alain Giraud, based on the work by Tania de Montaigne, Black, the Unknown Life of Claudette Colvin. Immersive installation produced by Novaya in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, co-produced with Flash Forward Entertainment (Taiwan).
We're in Montgomery, Alabama, in the heart of the segregated southern United States, on the 2:30 PM bus, March 2, 1955. Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old Black teenager, refuses to give up her seat to a White passenger. Despite threats, she remains seated. After being thrown in jail, she decides to sue the city and plead not guilty. No one ever dared to do such a thing at the time. And yet, no one remembers her name.
Colored: The Unknown Life of Claudette Colvin is an immersive experience adapted from a biographical essay, written by Tania de Montaigne, that traces the story of Claudette Colvin and her journey from struggle to abandonment.
When, 9 months later, Rosa Parks repeated the same act, everything changed. With the support of a young pastor who had recently arrived in Montgomery, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks became a hero, the spark that launched the civil rights movement. History was in the making. Claudette Colvin made it all possible, but she is the one who has been forgotten. She still lives in the United States today, and is 83 years old.
Colored allows the audience to enter a setting that will soon be haunted by the ghosts of 1950s Alabama. Thanks to augmented reality, which like no other technology allows our present to meet the past, Claudette's story can become our story, entering our memories as a 'lived' moment in our own experience where we can each become witnesses to this heroic act.
In a set specially designed for the experience, iconic scenes from Claudette Colvin's life during her fight for civil rights are replayed before your very eyes. Whether you're alone or accompanied, you'll be able to join your peers in a collective experience.
Novaya is a company specializing in the creation of artistic immersive experiences using augmented reality. Their strength lies in the fact that they bring together artists, engineers and film producers, enabling them to write projects, visually create real and virtual worlds, and manufacture all the innovative technologies needed to bring them to life.
What can I expect from the experience Colored?
Colored is an augmented reality experience that transports you to the United States, to Montgomery in Alabama on March 2, 1955. In a setting specially designed for the experience, the emblematic scenes from the life of Claudette Colvin are replayed before you during her fight for civil rights. Whether you are alone or accompanied, you'll be able to join your peers in a collective experience.
How long does the experience last?
The duration of the experience is about 40 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot.
What equipment is necessary to participate in the experience?
You will wear a Hololens 2 augmented reality headset, a bone conduction headset, and a small backpack.
In what language is the experience presented?
The experience is presented in both French and in English. You will have to choose your preferred language before starting the experience.
Is there mediation available for this experience?
The PHI Centre offers meditation for all its exhibitions and experiences. We encourage you to engage with our staff!
Is it possible to wear eye glasses?
Yes, but it is favourable to wear contact lenses over eye glasses when using a virtual reality headset, when possible. The maximum size of glasses that can be worn with a virtual reality headset is 142mm in length and 50mm in height.
Is the experience accessible to those with reduced mobility?
Yes the experience is accessible to people with reduced mobility. Please contact us before purchasing your ticket(s) so that we can accommodate you. (Call 514 225-0525 or email [email protected]).
Those accompanying visitors with reduced mobility (PRM) are strongly encouraged to take part in the virtual reality experience as well, in order to provide better direction and guidance. Companions are entitled to free admission.
Is the experience accessible to children?
The experience is reserved for an audience of 13 years of age and older.
Where can I get tickets?
You can purchase tickets on our website at phi.ca as well as on site at our reception desk.
Is it possible to purchase tickets on site?
Yes, it is possible to purchase tickets on site from our box office. However, we suggest that you purchase your tickets in advance as places are limited.
What are the accepted forms of payment?
We accept debit and credit cards, except AMEX. Cash payments are not accepted.
Do I have to print my ticket(s)?
It is not necessary, however, we accept both printed and electronic tickets.
Can I refund or reschedule my ticket(s)?
We do not offer any refund or rescheduling services. If you have any further questions, please contact: [email protected].
What happens if I can't find my tickets?
You can contact us by phone at 514-225-0525 during our opening hours or via our email address [email protected] mentioning your full name, the email address associated with your purchase and the exhibition in question.
Is it possible to transfer my ticket to another person?
Unfortunately, the PHI Centre ticketing system does not offer the ability to transfer tickets. You can share your ticket with a friend or family member, but you will remain the ticket holder and purchaser.
If a time slot is full, is there another way to get tickets?
Unfortunately, once a time slot is full, it is not possible to obtain additional tickets. We recommend to check back regularly as tickets might occasionally become available.
If I have a problem with my online order, who can I contact?
You can contact us by phone at 514-225-0525 during our opening hours or via our email address [email protected]. Please provide us with your full name, your purchase order number, the name of the exhibition concerned and a description of the issue.
What are the different rates available?
Depending on your respective category, you can purchase a ticket for those aged 13 to 30 or for those aged 31 and older. Please note that our prices are subject to changes with presale and promotional offers or special rates. Our promotions are not cumulative and cannnot be combined with other offers.
What happens if I am late for my time slot?
If you happen to miss your time slot, please ask a staff member upon arrival and our team will try to accommodate you to the best of our abilities. If the day's time slots are full, then you may lose your access. It is very important to arrive on time.
I would like to book a group visit; how does it work?
For school visits, please write to [email protected].
For corporate tours or group tours of 10 persons or more, please call the box office at 514 225-0525 or email us at [email protected].
Do all members of my group have to be present to do the experience together?
Yes, if you would like to do the experience together. If you are planning a tour and think your group may arrive at different times, we suggest you order your tickets separately.
Is there on-site parking at the PHI Centre?
The PHI Centre does not have a parking lot. There are City of Montreal parking spaces available in the vicinity of our building.
Are there restrooms available on the premises?
Yes, we have restrooms at your disposal.
Is there a coat check on site?
We have a self service coat check area. However, we suggest that you do not bring any bags with you.
Hygiene and cleaning:
Our team follows a meticulous protocol of hygiene measures: all equipment, including helmets, are carefully disinfected with wipes for effective sterilization between each visitor.
Are there any flashing images during the experience?
Your experience may include flashing images. Please contact us before purchasing your ticket(s) if you have any questions or concerns.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée
La Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et la participation du CNC
TAICCA Immersive Content Grant International Co-funding or Co-Productions
FACE FOUNDATION "French Immersion" program
WITH THE HELP OF
WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF
Tania de Montaigne
DELEGATED PRODUCTION, NOVAYA
Sound System Engineers
Sound Spatialization Consultant
Assistant Sound Designers
Oumayma El Amraoui
Public Relations Manager
2D Shooting Sound Engineer
2D Shooting Makeup Artist
Violeta Cuadra Brito
ACTORS IN THE ROLES OF
Martin Luther King
Keril Daniel Elombe
Craig Thomas Crawford
John Harve Jackson
Claudia Nen MBocka
Sandra Winnie Nangobya
Lex Lucien Oyedele
Jefferson St Surin
Imiye Franck Eleazar Yaro
Nokwanda Precious Zwane
TAIWAN CO-PRODUCTION, FLASH FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT CO. LTD.
Patrick Mao Huang
Hung Wen Chen
Yi Wen Fang
Chew Tzi Ling
Ying Hsuan Lo
Fashion Art 1998
Global Entertainment Management
Meying Model Agency
TALENTO Entertainment Ltd.
V&L International Models
Kun Hsien Lu
Mei Ying Sung
IPLab Production Director
Hsin Tung Tai
Wen Ming Sung
Tsai Ching Kuo
Bo Ruei Chen
Chih Chen Wang
Art Department Coordinators
Li Wun You
Hao Yang Ke
Chia Hui Wang
Ting Chia Hu
Yi Jing Tzeng
Tsai En Huang
Wen Yao Chen
Fubon Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
IP Lab Studio
Kaohsiung VR FILM LAB Talent Workshop
New Images XR Development Market
Taipei Film Academy XR Workshop
Tania de Montaigne
Lun Mei Gwei
Chia Hui Wang
Ting Chia Hu
Meng Wei Chen
Agent for Gwei Lun Mei
4DVIEWS GRENOBLE FILM CREW
Business Development Manager
Casting Director Grenoble
Sofia El Idrissi El Yacoubi
Calderon & Associés
Centre Pompidou Credits
Claudette Colvin, her sister Glorya Laster, and Ashley Roseboro, Agnès Benayer, Yvonne Johany, Hubert Hamonic, Thierry Saudreau, Marialya Bestougeff, Efrén Hernandez, and the entire 104factory team, Othman Chiheb, Romain Thór Denuit, Jean-Philippe Giraud, Helga Denuit-Guðmundsdóttir, Aliocha, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Anne Brochet, Philippe Moreau, Dominique Pagani, Maxime Fleuriot, Arnaud Bertrand, 984 Production, Claire Choffel-Picelli, Fabrice Viste, Joseph Trufflandier, Pierre X Garnier, Caroline Fourest, Fiammetta Venner, Christophe Bataille, Annette Brejner, Lennart Ström, Hussain Currimbhoy, Stéphane Malagnac, Antoine Viviani, Arthur Nauzyciel, and TNB, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Nathalie Hallouche Gillart, Mickaël Mottet, Frank Madlener, Hugues Vinet, Paola Palumbo, AMTUIR - Le Musée des transports urbains de France, Emmaüs Défi, Le Théâtre du Rond-Point, Mickaël Mottet, Julie Blore-Bizot, Marianne Badrichani, SIgríður Sunna Reynusdóttir
Flash Forward Entertainment Co. Ltd Thanks
Irene CHEN, Muh CHEN, Chiao-Lin HSIEH, Jimmy CHENG, Estela Valdivieso CHEN, Avinash CHANGA, Antoine CAYROL, Maddalena CROSTI, Huei-Li LIAO, Systex Software, Mickey CHIU, Sean CHIEN, C-LAB Taiwan Sound Lab, AMBI SPACE ONE, Moondream Reality, 59 Thinkers' Studio Linsen 59, Riverbed Theatre, Dark Eyes Performance Lab, French Office in Taipei.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
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