Sébastien Aubin lives in a Winnipeg loft and works as a graphic artist. He's also a French-speaking member of Manitoba's Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Alongside his professional life, he's on a spiritual and identity quest. In a bid to transcend the material world, he has begun an apprenticeship in traditional Indigenous medicine.
Mark Thompson is the healer who has chosen to teach Sébastien. The backdrop to this transfer of knowledge between the generations is today's accelerated world, embodied by Sébastien, who is caught between modernity and tradition. In a context of environmental crisis, the 360-degree turn from the values of the past to those of today becomes strikingly apparent.
This documentary short was produced as part of the Tremplin program, which enables young Francophone filmmakers outside Quebec to make a first production in a professional context.
2008, 18 min 01 s
Best Short Documentary
Aboriginal Film and Video Festival
November 20 to 23 2008, Winnipeg - Canada
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