The young Shawnouk kills a man during a robbery and flees into the forest, determined to return to Atikamekw village, where he was born. The return is marked by a series of purification rituals. The fire, the ancient trees, and the music of his ancestors will help Shawnouk face his greatest challenge: the conflict within himself. With a cast composed of non-professional actors who live and work in the villages where the film was shot, the film is a true commentary on the appalling conditions in which indigenous communities outside of Quebec live. Berlin, 2016.
Montreal, Canada. Filmography: La Réplique (short, 2001), Mémoires (short, 2001), Comme Une Ombre Allongée sur L'asphalte (short, 2001), L'homme et la fenêtre (short, 2003), Ignorer Le Vide (short, 2002), The Vegetableman (short, 2002), Fragments ou Lettre à un Allemand (Dont Je Suis Amoureuse en Secret) (short, 2003), Hambourg-Altona (short, 2003), The Schoolyard (short, Toronto, 2007), Qui Est Là (short, 2008), Soleil Belus (short, 2010), e Un Cri au Bonheur (2007).