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Family Spirits - DVD/Esprits de famille - DVD

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Three generations of a Quebec family set off to trace their origins back to the arrival of their ancestors in New Brunswick. Zakari the child, Lysanne, his mother and Grand-Pierre the long-lost cousin and genealogy expert find themselves on the road to the Maritimes. During the trip, each makes the acquaintance of their distant cousins.  As if by magic, the Family Spirits appear to Zakari and show him the heritage of the first French speakers to land in the New World. Poetic yet playful, the film suggests an answer to the question of identity facing contemporary francophone society.

A film for all ages!

Original French version with English subtitles.

Bonus feature: five outtakes (Meeting with Pierre Thibodeau Gravel (10 min 12s) / Poutine râpée  (3 min 09s) / The Shaw and Thibodeau families (8 min 56s)/ Monument to Pierre (3 min 39s) / Richard Laurin (8 min 49s).

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2007, 126 min 57 s