Born in the Maelstrom (2017)

Born in the Maelstrom' is an impressionistic journey of a young biracial woman named Rebecca as she struggles to find her identity in a world shaped by her black mother's painful past.


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Meryam Joobeur


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Credited cast:
Sam Ashe Arnold ... Tobey
Patricia Dorval Patricia Dorval ... Olivia
Dawn Ford ... Choir Leader
Hasani Freeman ... Tom
Marie-Ève Frenière Marie-Ève Frenière ... Sarah's mom
Ally Gingras Ally Gingras ... Little girl - dance class
Karen Glave ... Venus
Nadine Jean Nadine Jean ... Piano player
Sasha Lane ... Rebecca
Rose Langlois Rose Langlois ... Sarah
Julie Patry Julie Patry ... Lady in purple
Florence Patry-Jacques ... Little girl - dance class
Andrick Richardson Andrick Richardson ... Tobey's friend #3
Matthew Sbrissa Matthew Sbrissa ... Tobey's friend #4
Jazmyn Seon Jazmyn Seon ... Rosie


Inspired by the novel 'Naissance de Rebecca à l'ère des tourments' by Québécoise author Marie-Claire Blais, Born in the Maelstrom is story of Rebecca, an eighteen-year-old biracial girl, who is bound in an imaginary world shaped by her black mother's painful past. The film is an impressionistic coming of age journey of Rebecca and her struggle against racism, oppression and the karmic ties that haunt the human spirit.

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5 October 2017 (Canada) See more »

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Art & Essai See more »
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