Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

This animated short tells the story of Maq, a Mi’gmaq boy who realizes his potential with the help of inconspicuous mentors. When an elder in the community offers him a small piece of pipestone, Maq carves a little person out of it. Proud of his work, the boy wants to impress his grandfather and journeys through the woods to find him. Along the path Maq meets a curious traveller named Mi’gmwesu. Together they share stories, medicine, laughter and song. Maq begins to care less about making a good impression and more about sharing the knowledge and spirit he's found through his creation.

Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

Comments

  • Hernan

    “Really nice tale. Excellent music and animation.” — Hernan, 26 Nov 2010

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Film Credits

director
Phyllis Grant
animator
Phyllis Grant
writer
Phyllis Grant
storyteller
Gilbert Sewell
original music
Normand Roger
sound design
Normand Roger
cast
River Caplin
Christopher Grant
Felicia Grant
Tristan Grant
Ava Sewell
voice recording
Ralf Cassidy Bindels
Alex Salter
re-recording
Luc Léger
producer
Kent Martin
Michael Fukushima

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