BELLE-ILE IN ACADIE Directed by Phil Comeau won the Best Documentary Film Award
Acadians from Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France, visit eastern Canada to meet their cousins with whom they share a common history. Descendants of the deported Acadians by the British from their Nova Scotia homeland, they attend the international World Acadian Congress. This film is about exile, the power of memory and finding your roots.
About the Director: Canadian director Phil Comeau was born in Nova Scotia and lives in Montreal. He has directed documentaries and dramas in over twenty countries. Among his documentary films, he directed and wrote four features : Zachary Richard Cajun Heart, Secretariat’s Jockey Ron Turcotte, Acadian Music Wave & The Nature of Frederic Back. His films have won over 150 film awards worldwide.
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