My Father's Tools

The story introduces Stephen Jerome, a traditional basket maker from the Mi’gmaq First Nation community of Gesgapegiag in the province of Quebec. Stephen creates traditional baskets, honouring his father with each stroke, finding peace in his studio as he connects spiritually with the man who taught him this ancestral art form. This film is produced by Wapikoni mobile, a travelling audiovisual creation studio fully equipped with cutting-edge technology that visits Indigenous communities across Canada and Latin America to help spark the creativity of young Indigenous people. These videos become powerful tools for social change and are part of a journey towards reconciliation.

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