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Another Word for Learning Jadis Mariette Dumas

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How do you reconcile the expectations of the education system, personal aspirations and the student’s culture and heritage? These fundamental questions are central to Aisha’s inspiring story. The extraverted, creative Kwakwaka’wakw girl doesn’t hesitate to question the institutional capacity to consider her ambitions. With the support of her mother, Gunargie, who was sent to residential school, Aisha wants to leave public school, which is poorly adapted to her temperament and cultural preoccupations. Revealing a sharp observational sense and driven by an energetic protagonist, Another Word for Learning asks probing questions about the foundations of education in Canada, while painting a touching portrait of an inspiring mother-daughter relationship.

Presented in collaboration with Montreal First Peoples' Festival

Another Word for Learning

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 71 MIN
  • Cinematography : Kaayla Whachell, Farhad Ghaderi
  • Editing : Nicolas Renaud, Boban Chaldovich, Pirouz Nemati
  • Production : Amy Miller, Jadis Mariette Dumas, Svetla Turnin
  • Music : Eliza Kavtion, Laraaji, Jon Bap
  • Sound Design : Chris Leon
Filmography of Jadis Mariette Dumas :

Girls Rock! (2014)
Defending Deshkaan Ziibi (2016)
Silence No More (2016)
Niobe (2016)
Pastoral F*ck (2017)

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