Full Circle

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Craig Commanda, Naomi Condo

  • Original title : Full Circle
  • Duration : 02:53
  • Year : 2020
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Community : Gesgapegiag
  • Nation : Mi’gmaq
  • Workshop : Concordia

Synopsis

Mi’gmaq filmmaker Naomi Condo, member of Gesgapegiag First Nation used the circular frame as a device to connect the past and the present. Her collaborator Craig Commanda, an Anishnabe musician and filmmaker from Kitigan Zibi First Nation, composed the original music. In this film, a young woman begins her day with a smudging ceremony to honour her great-grandparents and then wonders how different things would be had her ancestors been allowed to perform these once illegal ceremonies.

Film crew

Featuring: Mélina Quitich-Niquay, Craig Commanda Production: Wapikoni Mobile Producer: Kester Dyer in collaboration with the Wapikoni Mobile team Written by: Naomi Condo Directed by: Naomi Condo and Craig Commanda in collaboration with the Wapikoni Mobile team Camera: Naomi Condo and Craig Commanda Editing: Naomi Condo and Craig Commanda Original Music: Craig Commanda