This theme comprises film excerpts that give a voice to Aboriginal youth – young people who dream of leaving, confronted by the disappearance of traditional values and the difficulty of living in a world made by non-Aboriginals, and who are, sometimes, condemned to a tragic fate.
Tales of Sand and Snow
2004, Director: Combary, Hyacinthe
excerpt 2 2 min 57 s
2. Hyacinthe Combary, a man from Burkina Faso, raises an important question in the film about what his life would have been like if he had stayed in his home village. Why does he raise this question? What need does he fulfill through his association with the Atikamekw community?
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.