Wolastoq amsqahs peciyat (The Origin of the Wolastoq River)

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Mélanie Brière

  • Original title : Wolastoq amsqahs peciyat (The Origin of the Wolastoq River)
  • Duration : 03:18
  • Year : 2019
  • Genre : Animation
  • Community : Montreal
  • Nation : Maliseet
  • Workshop : Montreal


This legend tells the story of the birth of the Wolastoq River and illustrates why it's shape resembles that of a tree.

Film crew

Starring: Ivanie Aubin Malo (Narration) and Edith Bélanger (Music) Production: Wapikoni Directed by: Mélanie Brière in collaboration with Christina Brière Original Legend: Gabe Paul Wolastoqey Translation: Allan Tremblay French Translation: Édith Bélanger Drawings: Christina Brière Editing: Mélanie Brière Narration: Ivanie Aubin-Malo Music Performance: Édith Bélanger Filmmaker Mentors: Jemmy Échaquan-Dubé, Alexis Fortier Gauthier Youth Outreach Worker: Clément Le Roux Assistant Filmmaker: Simon Marchand Local Coordinator: Lisa-Maude Aubin Bérubé Acknowledgements: Allan Tremblay, Wasisolticik Wolastoqiyik ’Ceyak Kepek (the young Malecite of Québec)