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An intimate documentary focusing on the well being of the Great Victoria Lake region's Algonquin community. In it, men and women break the silence by reclaiming their hope and showing the will to overcome their common challenges. Why have these problems hit this community so violently? How have they been manifest on an individual level? How can we ensure the re-establishment of good human relations and the promotion of health issues in this modern age? Anicinabe is the word the Algonquin people use to identify themselves in their own language. Chosen for the title, this word is also significant in its power to convey the will of a people who are taking destiny into their own hands so that they may never again be forced to pay the price of an irrevocable past.

1994
Canada
39:37
Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Jacques Leroux
Françoise Dugré
Participants
Jimmy Papatie
Jacques Leroux
Mani-Esther Pénosway
Edmond Brazeau
Michel Pénosway
Doris Papatie
Hélène Papatie
Research
Jacques Leroux
Camera
Jacques Leroux
Interviews
Jacques Leroux
Editing
Françoise Dugré
Online Editing
Michel Giroux
Music
Bertrand Chénier
Studio Phlizz
Production
Jacques Leroux
Société de bien-être Kitci-Sakik

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Mono

Documentation

Further information

Commentary by Claire Valade, Film critic from Quebec

This film gives voice to a group of people who practically never have access to public forums. Except in dramatic, extraordinary circumstances, we never hear about their regular story, their daily life, their pains and joys. Here they express themselves simply and honestly, revealing the hard lives that could just as easily have been hopeless, but that they have risen above. Now they are fighting to preserve their fundamental values. A work not intended to be disturbing; instead it depicts a surprisingly and wonderfully serene people.

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Keywords
Native Peoples,Testimony, Village, Hope, Remembrance, Memory