2006 | Canada | Animation,Short

Maq and the Spirit of the Woods

  • English 8 mins
  • Director | Phyllis Grant
  • Writer | Phyllis Grant
  • Producer | Kent Martin, Michael Fukushima

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This animated short tells the story of Maq, a Mi'kmaq boy who realizes his potential with the help of inconspicuous mentors. When an elder in the community offers him a small piece of pipestone, Maq carves a little person out of it. Proud of his work, the boy wants to impress his grandfather and journeys through the woods to find him. Along the path Maq meets a curious traveller named Mi'gmwesu. Together they share stories, medicine, laughter, and song. Maq begins to care less about making a good impression and more about sharing the knowledge and spirit he's found through his creation. Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children's stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen.

Legends and Literature Animation Children's Stories Indigenous Traditional Stories