Tales of Sand and Snow

Tales of Sand and Snow

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In a quest to rediscover the spiritual values of his own people, an African filmmaker from the Gourmantche tribe of Burkina Faso visits an Aboriginal band, the Atikamekw of northern Quebec. The resulting documentary is a dialogue between those who divine the future in the sand with those who use snow-encased sweat lodges to reconnect with the spiritual world.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • writer
    Hyacinthe Combary
  • director
    Hyacinthe Combary
  • producer
    Yves Bisaillon
  • participation
    Charles Coocoo
    Bapougni Coulidiaty
    Maldjoa Combary
    Richard Coocoo
    Mary Coon
    Paul-Yves Weizineau
    David Boivin
    Djouali Coulidiaty
    Souleymane Coulidiaty
    Linda Dubé
    Catherine Hiess
    Sonia Monsalve
    Limani Ouali
    Djergou Ouoba
    Augustine Rasquin
    Christopher Schools
    José Tolo
    Wolf Alfred Zimmerli
  • research
    Hyacinthe Combary
  • director of photography
    Michel La Veaux
  • sound
    Jean-Denis Daoust
    Richard Lavoie
  • editing
    José Heppell
  • sound editing
    Olivier Calvert
  • music
    La Troupe Boayaba
  • sound
    Issa Nabi Traore
  • narration
    Hyacinthe Combary
  • research consultant
    Nick Huard
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon