The Bell Rocks

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Louie Francis

  • Original title : The Bell Rocks
  • Duration : 05:55
  • Year : 2017
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Community : Wikwemikong
  • Nation : Anishnabe
  • Workshop : Wikwemikong


Louie is a fascinating, and fascinated, man. His love for the land and nature has kept him ingenuous and young at heart. In his first film with the Wapi, he teaches us everything we've always wanted to know about rocks but were too afraid to ask! Far from being inanimate objects, rocks have many stories to tell. From boulders that ring like bells when you strike them, to skipping and balancing stones, and to the stories of how the Ojibwe defended their lands from Mohawk invaders by tricking them on rocky cliffs, Louie invites us to look at rocks in a whole new way, but more importantly to remain curious and passionate about our surroundings.

Film crew

Script Louie Francis Director Louie Francis in collaboration with the Wapikoni team Camera Debbie S. Mishibinijima, Clark Ferguson, Emmet Walsh Location Sound Debbie S. Mishibinijima, Clark Ferguson, Emmet Walsh Editing Emmet Walsh, Louie Francis Set Photographer Mathieu Buzzetti-Melançon Filmmaker mentors Clark Ferguson, Emmet Walsh Filmmaker mentor assistant Elliott Simon Youth outreach worker and facilitator Mathieu Buzzetti-Melançon Local coordinator Debbie S. Mishibinijima