The film excerpts under this theme consider the role of women, ways of thinking about hunting and fishing, forestry management, the technique of building an igloo, the importance of spirituality, and the preservation and transmission of ancestral values.
Tales of Sand and Snow
2004, Director: Combary, Hyacinthe
excerpt 1 1 min 37 s
2. Explain how the rituals and ceremonies of the Gourmantche and Atikemekw peoples are similar. Is there evidence of a shared world view between Indigenous people around the world?
In his quest to reconnect with the spiritual values of his people, Burkinabe director Hyacinthe Combary creates a dialogue between the Gourmantche of Burkina Faso and the Atikamekw of northern Quebec, realizing that soul-searching is universal.