Arbre Qui Dort Rêve À Ses Racines, L'

81 minutes, 1991

Interspersed with the viewpoints of men and woman hailing from other countries - and who have adapted to a greater or lesser extent - this film focuses on the portrait of two young women. One of them, a Jew originally from Tunisia, is in exile for a third time; the other is an Arab who has fled war-torn Lebanon. Both women have inherited an ancient and sun-warmed culture that nourished their childhood. Twelve years ago, they put down roots in the snow but without displacing the Oriental sap that runs through them like a precious spring. This film offers some necessary food for thought on the vagaries of immigration in a Quebec that is still sensitive to the grafting of new roots.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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