Apigsigtuwaqan (Forgiveness)

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Debbie Dedam-Montour

  • Original title : Apigsigtuwaqan (Forgiveness)
  • Duration : 04:59
  • Year : 2015
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Community : Listuguj
  • Nation : Mi’gmaq
  • Workshop : Listuguj


This film portrays four Mi’gmaq women in a talking circle, discussing the issue of racism and the outcome of their experiences, whether it be positive or negative. Apigsigtuwaqan highlights the need to move beyond the hate generated from racism to a place of forgiveness as a mean to heal ourselves and our community.

Film crew

Directed by Debbie Dedam-Montour Participation Delphine Metallic, Rose Ann Martin, Christine Metallic, Debbie Dedam-Montour Camera Emmet Walsh, Melissa Girvan Sound recording Simon Trépanier Editing Simon Trépanier Mi’gmaq language consultants Janice Vicaire, Joe Wilmot Local coordinator Melissa Girvan Filmmaker Mentors Simon Trépanier, Emmet Walsh Youth Outreach Worker and Training Assistant Francis Desroches