On a solitary portage between the barren wilderness and a desolate city, a young man reflects on his troubled past and hopeful future. Honest, thoughtful and personal narration illuminates a survivor’s state of mind that seeks serenity, while a background drumbeat accelerates the pace of this starkly resilient, black and white cinematic portrait.
About the filmmaker
Caroline Monnet (Algonquin/French), born in 1985 in Outaouais, Québec, is a self-taught award winning filmmaker and media artist whose work has been shown in galleries and festivals in Europe and North America. After completing a B.A in Communication and Sociology from the university of Ottawa and university of Granada, Spain, she directed 360 Degrees, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Her films IKWÉ (‘09) and Warchild (‘10) both premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Monnet currently lives in Winnipeg where she is working on a new exhibition for OBORO gallery, as well as establishing ITWÉ, a trans-disciplinary centre dedicated to research, creation, production and education in the field of Aboriginal digital culture.