360 Degrees

Director: Caroline Monnet Year: 2008 Run Time: 18min

Sébastien Aubin lives in a Winnipeg loft and works as a graphic artist. He's also a French-speaking member of Manitoba's Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Alongside his professional life, he's on a spiritual and identity quest. In a bid to transcend the material world, he has begun an apprenticeship in traditional Aboriginal medicine.

Mark Thompson is the healer who has chosen to teach Sébastien. The backdrop to this transfer of knowledge between the generations is today's accelerated world, embodied by Sébastien, who is caught between modernity and tradition. In a context of environmental crisis, the 360-degree turn from the values of the past to those of today becomes strikingly apparent. 

This NFB documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.


Director(s):

Caroline Monnet

Producer(s):

Anne-Marie Rocher

Cast:

Mark Thompson, Sébastien Aubin

Genre(s):

Documentary

Language(s):

English, French

Subtitles:

English

Closed Captioning:

French

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