Showcase Francophonie

Damien Robitaille

Riel Country

This documentary from Martin Duckworth features young adults from two distinct Winnipeg neighbourhoods on either side of the Red River who struggle to overcome geographical and cultural barriers. High school students from the predominantly Aboriginal North End and their peers from the Francophone district of St. Boniface work together to produce a play on the origins of the Métis. Their collaboration raises questions about how these youths foresee their role and place within their respective communities and how these minority communities co-exist with the predominant culture. The film also tackles issues of intolerance, racism and discrimination.

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This documentary from Martin Duckworth features young adults from two distinct Winnipeg neighbourhoods on either side of the Red River who struggle to overcome geographical and cultural barriers. High school students from the predominantly Aboriginal North End and their peers from the Francophone district of St. Boniface work together to produce a play on the origins of the Métis. Their collaboration raises questions about how these youths foresee their role and place within their respective communities and how these minority communities co-exist with the predominant culture. The film also tackles issues of intolerance, racism and discrimination.

— Damien Robitaille

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Film Credits

director
Martin Duckworth
camera
Martin Duckworth
editing
Martin Duckworth
producer
Jacques Vallée
Joe MacDonald
sound
Norman Dugas
sound editing
André Chaput
sound mix
Serge Boivin
voice
Henri Bergeron
music
Larry Crosley
host
Norman Dugas

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