Illustrator Florence Rivest dwells on one shore of the St. Lawrence; across the water live Uapukun Mestokosho and Shanice Mollen Picard, cousins and co-directors of Shipu (“rivers”). All three are finding new ways to experience the great outdoors by contemplating and connecting with the land.
Illustrator Florence Rivest grew up on the river. Canoeing has taught her not to give in to the temptation to go faster, but to let the current sweep her along while she gazes at the reflection of the clouds or enjoys the rustle of the wind in the trees. Rivest now gives art workshops in natural settings where creativity and contemplation transcend physical performance.
Uapukun Mestokosho and Shanice Mollen Picard are best friends and cousins. The two Innu women from the Ekuanitshit (Mingan) community have developed a deep connection with their land, which inspired them to make Shipu, a political and poetic documentary about the importance of preserving rivers and the value of Indigenous identity.
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Going Sideways / Episode 01
In this episode, we rethink the meaning of home and imagine other ways of living. Catherine Laporte and Rémi Poirier…
Going Sideways / Episode 02
Opening Up Outdoors
Illustrator Florence Rivest dwells on one shore of the St. Lawrence; across the water live Uapukun Mestokosho and Shanice Mollen…
Going Sideways / Episode 03
Should you change your career or reinvent it? Quilt maker Marilyn B. Armand and fashion entrepreneur Inder Bedi may have…
Going Sideways / Episode 04
Revamping the Pantry
Maggie Lamothe-Boudreau raises queen bees in Québec. John Winter Russell is the owner and chef of the renowned Montréal restaurant…
Going Sideways / Episode 05
Lawns no longer rule supreme for these citizens bringing back native plants. In Montréal, Emile Forest and Philippe Asselin are…
Going Sideways / Episode 06
All too often, we underestimate the power of community. In Montréal, Les Filles Fattoush has created work—and a warm welcome—for…