When All the Leaves Are Gone

When All the Leaves Are Gone

| 17 min

As the only First Nations student in an all-white 1940s school, eight-year old Wato is keenly aware of the hostility towards her. She deeply misses the loving environment of the reserve she once called home, and her isolation is sharpened by her father’s serious illness. When Wato’s teacher reads from a history book describing First Nations peoples as ignorant and cruel, it aggravates her classmates’ prejudice. Shy and vulnerable Wato becomes the target of their bullying and abuse. Alone in her suffering, she finds solace and strength in the protective world of her magical dreams.

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  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • foley
    Audio Postproduction SPR Inc.
  • mixer
    Serge Boivin
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    Philippe Amiguet
  • actor
    Rosalie Dumas
    Daphnée Vincent
    Justine Rolland
    Marie-Josée Corneau
    Margie Hoff
  • choreographer
    Yves Nolin Allaire
    Jean-Claude Cloutier
  • English voice
    Lynne Adams
    Katie Patewabano
    Jennifer Seguin
    Jennifer Suleteanu
  • music composer
    Luc-Dominique Tremblay
    Normand Guilbeault
  • costumes
    Claude Couture
    Normand Héroux
    Clémence Grieco
    Mega Design Int'l
  • designer
    Marie Hélène Décarie
  • drawings
    Robert Verrall
  • location sound
    Raymond Marcoux
  • makeup artist
    Louise Maisonneuve