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 were 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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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.
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.
In the past 60 years, the Quebec region of Les Basques has had a strong relationship with the arts.
The Basques community is known for its activism around social and environmental issues.
The regional county municipality of the Basques is located in Mi’kma’ki and Wolastokuk territory, in the heart of the Wabanaki confederation.
Gabrielle Ayotte Garneau tells us the legend that has thrilled residents for decades, thus perpetuating the tale and underlining the important place occupied by the tradition storytelling in the region.