The Basques: Returning to the Land

In this interview with Maurice Vaney, back-to-the-lander, city councillor and important actor in the local cultural scene, we compare how things where in Trois-Pistoles back in 1974 with how they play out today.

Coproduced by Julien Gagnon-Rouillard and Robert Majewski

Posted March 30, 2021

In this second chapter of our documentary mini-series, we explore the different meanings that going back to the land can take on.

In this interview with Maurice Vaney, back-to-the-lander, city councillor and important actor in the local cultural scene, we compare how things where in Trois-Pistoles back in 1974 with how they play out today. Maurice talks about what motivated him to move out of the city back in ‘74, what his projects and aspirations back then were, and he also talks about what he sees motivating young folk moving out to the country today.

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The Basques: Rurality, Resistance, Resilience

Documentarians Julien Gagnon-Rouillard and Robert Majewski explore different facets of rural life by documenting alternative projects taking root in the Basques of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.

The Basques: Embracing Rurality

This video serves as an introduction to the documentary project “The Basques : Rurality, Resistance, Resilience.” Several members of the community — including Soraïda Caron, Wina Forget, and Nicolas Falicimaigne — question the reasons for moving into a rural area.

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