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La Grande maison

La Grande maison

| 23 min

Ce court métrage documentaire relate la vie et les coutumes religieuses des Iroquois de la tribu de la Grande maison. Au début des années 1950, les membres de cette tribu adoptent certaines coutumes occidentales, mais ne renoncent pas pour autant aux pratiques religieuses de leurs ancêtres. Le film décrit la vie rurale et les cérémonies religieuses de cette communauté autochtone, ainsi que la communion avec la nature qui caractérise sa foi.


Credits
  • None
    Allan Wargon
  • direction
    Allan Wargon
  • editing
    Allan Wargon
  • photography
    Hector Lemieux
    Denis Gillson
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • producer
    Tom Daly

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Education

Ages 14 to 17

Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage
History - Early Colonization/Settlement
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

This is a magnificent portrait suitable for screening in history classes as a testimonial to an ancestral, but living, memory. Students can do a research project on the False Face Society, their masks and their symbolism as the starting point for an exploration of the mythology of the People of the Longhouse, i.e., Iroquoian society. Comparing the lifestyles of the Iroquois and Algonquians provides a way to learn about the diversity of communities, historically and more recently, in Canada.

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