Marie Michael Library

Title

Tales of Sand and Snow

Length

48:27 min.

File No

747

Format

DVD; NFB.

Description

A sand diviner had told Hyacinthe Combary his future lay in his Gourmantche village in Burkina Faso, but the filmmaker chose another course and immigrated to Montreal, Canada. Wishing to reconnect with the spiritual values of his own people, he goes to meet the indigenous Atikamekw in Wemotaci, Quebec. Combary presents a cinematographic dialogue between the Gourmantche of Burkina Faso, who divine the future in the sand, and the men of the taiga, who use sweat lodges to reconcile themselves with the spirits. National Film Board (NFB).

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