This short documentary captures the essence of a multi-disciplinary creative project that brings together Franco-Manitoban visual artist Colette Balcaen and embroiderer and stylist from Brittany, Pascal Jaouen, who collaborated with renowned Manitoban artisans and Métis embroiderers, Jennine Krauchi and Jenny Meyer, as well as Manitoban weaver Carole James. Colette Balcaen transmits her artistic expression through textiles, which are a representation of her passion for her language and culture. Her art underlines the importance of the individual person and his or her role in society. Using her knowledge of textiles and her repeated daily domestic tasks, she tells stories by using the parallel between written text and woven threads to form new information.
Screening time: Sunday, May 17, 1:45 pm (Session 7)
Length: 12 min.
Language: English and French with English subtitles
Director: Danielle Sturk
Producer: Alliance Francaise Manitoba, Les Productions Diselle
Producer Web site: none
Distributor: Winnipeg Film Group
Distributor Web site: winnipegfilmgroup.com
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