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360 Degrees

360 Degrees

| 18 min

This short film introduces us to Sébastien Aubin, a French-speaking member of Manitoba's Opaskwayak Cree Nation. He works as a graphic artist for a living, but he's embarked on a personal spiritual and identity quest on the side. Attempting to transcend the material world, he's apprenticing in traditional Indigenous medicine with healer Mark Thompson. The relationship between the two figures marks the contrast between generations; between modernity and tradition. It makes the 360-degree turn from the values of the past to those of today strikingly apparent.

This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.

  • participation
    Sébastien Aubin
    Mark Thompson
  • director
    Caroline Monnet
  • research
    Caroline Monnet
  • writer
    Caroline Monnet
  • production manager
    Daniel Lavoie
  • story consultant
    Georgette Duchaine
  • director of photography
    Philippe Lavalette
  • sound
    Norman Dugas
  • editor
    José Heppell
  • assistant editor
    George Godwin
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • translation
    Theresa Fontaine
  • subtitles
    Kathleen Fleming
  • original music
    Norman Dugas
  • musician
    Norman Dugas
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • re-recording
    Luc Léger
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • marketing manager
    Julie Arseneault
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Karine Sévigny
  • administrator
    Johanne Dubuc
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
  • administrative assistant
    Vanessa Emam
  • technical coordinator
    Micheline Faubert
  • producer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon


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Ages 13 to 16

Mini-Lesson for 360 Degrees: Sage Advice

Diversity - Identity
Health/Personal Development - Disease Prevention
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

By drawing parallels between two very different societies living with the same territory, this film provides an ideal way to introduce First Nations values and customs. Introduce the idea of traditional knowledge, and discuss how it is transmitted from generation to generation.

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