The Acadian-Cajun Shorts Film Program w/Belle River, Turning Tides, Cafeteria & Infusion
In 2019, spring flooding in Mississippi hits record highs. The residents of Pierre-Part are preparing for the worst.
Canada, 2022, 11 minutes
Directors: Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin
Turning Tides (La dernière batture)
Summer trippers line up for the famous local fried clams and whole families dig for the white mollusc in the tangy air of the sandbars. But as the clams dwindle, so do these tableaux from Maritime culture. For commercial fishermen, it’s the end of a livelihood; for others, it’s the death of a tradition.
Canada, 2007, 24 minutes
Director: Mathieu D’Astous
When the idea of improving the cafeteria menu at a primary school in Cocagne in Southeastern New Brunswick comes up, an entire movement emerges. The community overcomes multinationals to promote local farmers and everyone gets involved in making healthy eating a common goal.
Canada, 2015, 24 minutes
Director: Francine Hébert
In Acadie, the only “real” tea is King Cole, blended in New Brunswick for the past 100 years. Traditionally drunk with a spot of Carnation condensed milk, it recalls simpler days when people would take the time to stop and smell… the tea.
Canada, 2010, 17 minutes
Director: Amélie Gosselin