We are not legends

Hélène Collin
Documentary
19

Synopsis

Myrann, Wapan and Seskin are three Atikamekw teenagers living in Wemotaci, one of the three Atikamekw reservation of Québec-Canada. Through their daily life at school, following an optional music course, the movie shows us an intimate portrait of a native youth in transition trying to build its future and a place in this world. What is it to be young and to grew up in a reservation ? Through the learning of music, the movie gives a report on the present complexe’s relationships that the native young can have with their "white" teachers. How two cultures meet each others ? A question that the movie asks while it brings us also into the intimate universe of three beautiful teenagers carrying their culture and the love of their territory.
We are not legends
N° du film F290
Réalisateur nom Collin
Réalisateur prénom Hélène
In progress No
Genre Documentaire
Process Color
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Synopsis fr Myrann, wapan et seskin sont trois adolescents de la nation atikamekw. ils vivent à wemotaci, une des trois réserves atikamekw du québec-canada. située en presque forêt boréale, wemotaci dispose de sa propre école secondaire mais l'enseignement qui est dispensé à l'intérieur des murs est celui des québécois. a travers le cours à option musicale de l'école secondaire, we are not legends dévoile le portrait intime d'une jeunesse autochtone amenée à construire son avenir et sa place dans le monde. par le biais subtil de l'apprentissage de la musique, le film rend compte des liens complexes que les jeunes autochtones entretiennent avec leurs enseignants "blancs". comment deux cultures se rencontrent-elles dans le quotidien d'une réserve ? a quoi les jeunes autochtones d'aujourd'hui sont ils confrontés ? le film dresse le portrait de trois adolescents qui portent leur culture, l'amour de leur territoire et un lien indéfectible à leur communauté.
Synopsis en Myrann, wapan and seskin are three atikamekw teenagers living in wemotaci, one of the three atikamekw reservation of québec-canada. through their daily life at school, following an optional music course, the movie shows us an intimate portrait of a native youth in transition trying to build its future and a place in this world. what is it to be young and to grew up in a reservation ? through the learning of music, the movie gives a report on the present complexe’s relationships that the native young can have with their "white" teachers. how two cultures meet each others ? a question that the movie asks while it brings us also into the intimate universe of three beautiful teenagers carrying their culture and the love of their territory.
Executive producer Justine et david
Production Ajc!
Production AJC! 19