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"The influence of direct cinema is clearly seen in some of the sequences in [Souris tu m'inquiètes], particularly in the first two scenes. While the children appear to be addressing the camera while answering the director's questions, the radio show is filmed live, allowing the spectators to witness at the same time the debate between the show's guests and its listeners. The third and the fourth scenes are the more obviously scripted. The result mixes improvisation with the rehearsed quality preferred by the actresses [Micheline] Lanctôt and [Luce ] Guilbault, who nevertheless manage to incorporate their own savoir-faire into their respective performances."
-- Marie-Ève Fortin

Fortin, Marie-Ève. "The En tant que femmes Series, the Film Souris, tu m'inquiètes, and the Imaging of Women's Consciousness in 1970s Quebec." In Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada, edited by Michael Brendan Baker, Thomas Waugh, and Ezra Winton. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010. (p. 129)