Canada, 28 min
Samuel’s home port is in Gaspesia, eastern Quebec, in Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis. It is winter and the fishing boats have been put into dry dock. Samuel makes the most of this respite to implement his career plan. He wants to buy the boat from Clément, who is retiring, and become his own captain. Samuel is ambitious and passionate. Despite the obvious difficulties represented by such a project today, the strengthening of regulations, quotas and diminishing resources, he persists with his idea. Few young people in his village have chosen to stay like him and even fewer have chosen to take over a traditional activity that is jeopardised these days. Filmed in direct cinema, this social chronicle depicts with great detail the daily life of Samuel in a snow-covered Gaspesia. Laurence Lévesque observes each of the steps that will enable Samuel to achieve his dream. A readapted and contemporary version of the flagship gesture and subjects of the masters of the Quebec documentary, Pierre Perrault at the helm.