Notes On The Sacred

Stewart Applegath

1990, 46:30 minutes, colour, English


Each summer, thousands of people congregate at a shrine in southern Quebec to celebrate the Feast of Ste. Anne, patron saint to the sick and disabled. Pilgrims, tourists, clergy and media intermingle; fair hopes, good intentions and commercialism collide. Notes On The Sacred focuses on these various participants, not with a view to documenting the place or events themselves, as much as seeing how people understand themselves in relation to personal history, place and spectacle.

Tous les étés, des milliers de personnes affluent vers Sainte-Anne de Beaupré pour célébrer la fête de la patronne des malades et des handicapés. Notes On The Sacred brosse un tableau de l'événement en présentant des touristes, des pèlerins ainsi que des représentants du clergé et des médias d'information.

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