Each fall, for generations, the families of the Pauingassi band have camped by northern Manitoba lakes, and combed the reedy shores with brooms, paddles and baskets for manomin--wild rice. The trade with the bush pilot begins the process by which a staple for Indigenous peples and sacred crop becomes a white man's luxury food. A quiet but haunting film.
1980, 11 min 40 s
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