MY NAME IS WOLASTOQ & THE ARTISANS

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MY NAME IS WOLASTOQ

VIEWING REGION: Canada

2021 | Canada — New Brunswick | 44 mins

Director: Nate Gaffney 

A candid and powerful window into the movement to preserve and celebrate Wolastoqui culture and identity, including the calls to formally reclaim the name of the Wolastuq (Saint John) River.  

 

 

 

THE ARTISANS

VIEWING REGION: Canada & USA

2018 | Canada — New Brunswick | 52 mins

Director: Daniel Léger 

For more than 35 years, The Artisan Workshop in Memramcook, New Brunswick, has provided employment for people with intellectual disabilities. The documentary The Artisans chronicles the daily lives of the colourful and courageous individuals who work there full-time. Employees at The Artisan perform a range of tasks, including creating decorative objects, woodworking, preparing light meals, shredding paper, and sorting bottles, cans, and other materials for recycling. More importantly, the centre serves a vital function, providing these adults with a valuable social setting where they can thrive and find personal fulfillment.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.