Combining interviews with teachers, admirers and musical peers, as well as footage from 40 years of performing, director Monique Leblanc's film captures singer/songwriter Édith Butler's moving artistry. A master show woman, Édith is always in flight – singing, playing, her long hair flying, with an epic grin on her face, covering everything from the softest lament to the most rollicking infectious footstomper. This film was produced for the 2009 Governor General's Performing Arts Award.
Ages 8 to 9
Arts Education - Music
English Language Arts - CanLit
History - Early Colonization/Settlement
A veritable cultural icon in this region of the Atlantic provinces, Édith Butler lets us experience the history of the settlement of Acadia through such memorable characters as Pélagie-la-Charrette, or la Sagouine. As students listen to the folksong Grain de Mil in French class, they can get a taste of the image-rich language of this resilient people. In groups of three, students can learn a couplet each and sing it in turn.