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Walking is Medicine

Walking is Medicine

| 5 min

Walking is Medicine is the story of the Nishiyuu walkers, six young Cree men who decided to trek 1600km from Whapmagoostui, Quebec, to Ottawa, in the spirit of their ancestors, whose traditions were to travel long distances in the winter because the rivers and lakes are frozen. This was an effort to meet with so many different nations from across the country and to be part of a new beginning.

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Walking is Medicine, Alanis Obomsawin, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    René Sioui Labelle
  • location sound
    Glenn Hodgins
  • original music
    Alain Auger
  • narration voice
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • mix
    Jean-Paul Vialard
  • on-line
    Denis Pilon
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • administrator
    Camila Blos
  • legal counsel
    Dominique Aubry
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom