Directed by Annie O'Donoghue - 2001
This short documentary follows the migration of thousands of young
Quebecers as they travel to British Columbia to harvest fruit in the lush
Okanagan Valley. The camera follows several spirited youth into the
orchards for seven weeks. As the rain sets in, reality unfolds: it's cold, the
cherry crop is late, and money is short. But as they make friends and
enjoy their independence, the promise of adventure is realized. Although
their work is integral to the local economy, the youth find that the
experience is not just about making money. It's about awareness,
self-discovery and exploring the world.
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
|Okanagan Dreams, directed by Annie O'Donoghue
documentary, youth, quebec