Jun 21, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 | 12:00 am
Maq et l’esprit de la forêt (2006 | 8 min), by Phyllis Grant
This animated short tells the story of Maq, a Mi’gmaq boy who realizes his potential with the help of inconspicuous mentors. When an elder in the community offers him a small piece of pipestone, Maq carves a little person out of it. Proud of his work, the boy wants to impress his grandfather and journeys through the woods to find him. Along the path Maq meets a curious traveller named Mi’gmwesu. Together they share stories, medicine, laughter and song. Maq begins to care less about making a good impression and more about sharing the knowledge and spirit he’s found through his creation.
Waseteg (2010 | 6 min), by Phyllis Grant
Waseteg is the story of a young Mi’gmaq girl whose name means “the light from the dawn.” Sadly, her mother dies while giving birth and, though her father works very hard to provide for his family, Waseteg is surrounded by the bitterness and loneliness felt by her sisters.
Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique (FAVA).
Films presented in French, on a loop: Wednesday, June 21st from 8:30pm to 9pm; Thursday, June 22nd and Friday, June 23rd from 1pm to 5pm and 6:30pm to 10pm; Saturday, June 24th from 1pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm; and Sunday, June 25th from 1pm to 5pm.