People Might Laugh at Us

People Might Laugh at Us


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On the Maria reserve in the Baie des Chaleurs region of Québec, Mi’kmaq children make birds and dolls of brightly coloured paper, which they hang in trees. But they are reluctant to have visitors see them, claiming, 'People might laugh at us.' The film is without comment except for the background music.

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People Might Laugh at Us, Jacques Godbout & Françoise Bujold, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Jacques Godbout
    Françoise Bujold
  • camera
    Gilles Gascon
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • music
    Ginette Martenot