My Father's Tools, an observational Canadian documentary directed by first-time aboriginal filmmaker Heather Condo, is part of the Shorts Selection at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The story, which introduces Condo’s spouse Stephen Jerome, a traditional basket maker, is produced by Wapikoni mobile, a portable studio fully equipped with cutting-edge technology that "travels to" First Nations communities.
Weaved in cinema vérité style, the story of My Father's Tools shows the craftsmanship of the man from the Mi'gmaq aboriginal community of Gesgapegiag in the province of Quebec, Canada. Stephen continues to create traditional baskets to honor his father, and thus finds peace in his studio as he connects with the man who taught him this ancestral art form. The trailer is above.