La quête de Norembègue

Documentary
French

Region: Atlantic

Year of Production: 2018

Duration: 52

Following in the footsteps of Samuel Champlain in Acadia, Joseph Edgar, accompanied by artist-designer Éric Allard, embarks on an adventure in search of the fabulous kingdom of Norembègue, mentioned by European explorers from the 15th century onwards. Éric Allard and Joseph Edgar set out in a Westphalia van to explore the Atlantic coastline and delve into the secrets of forgotten history. Along the way, they meet historians and Indigenous people who, through their oral tradition, share their stories of Norembègue.

La quête de Norembègue invites viewers to cast off with them, hoist the mainsails, and rediscover the New World by examining a little-known and surprising history of Canada’s Atlantic coastline and the beginnings of New France in North America. The film traces the history of a lost land, one that appears on a several old maps of North America.

Following in the footsteps of Samuel Champlain in Acadia, Joseph Edgar, accompanied by artist-designer Éric Allard, embarks on an adventure in search of the fabulous kingdom of Norembègue, mentioned by European explorers from the 15th century onwards. They set out in a Westphalia van to explore the Atlantic coastline and delve into the secrets of forgotten history. Along the way, they meet historians and Indigenous people who, through their oral tradition, share their stories of Norembègue.

In order to lighten up the somewhat complex historical facts, Joseph Edgar dons the shoes and costumes of the great explorers of the time.

La quête de Norembègue invites viewers to cast off with them, hoist the mainsails, and rediscover the New World by examining a little-known and surprising history of Canada’s Atlantic coastline and the beginnings of New France in North America.