CARRICKS

CARRICKS, DANS LE SILLAGE DES IRLANDAIS

By Viveka MELKI

TORTUGA FILMS INC - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2017

In 1847 the Carricks of Whitehaven sinks off the coast of the Gaspe´ Peninsula. The ship was carrying 187 Irish passengers and... a violin marked “Stradivarius”. Today, the bones of lost children come to light, appearing like ghosts on the Cap-des-Rosiers Beach – but to whom
do they belong?

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Viveka MELKI
    • Producer(s)
    • Adam PAJOT GENDRON (TORTUGA FILMS INC)
    • Synopsis
    • Charles Kavanagh, whose ancestors were among the few survivors of the shipwreck, is on a quest to uncover his origins. He only recently learned why he had never found any trace of his ancestors in the Carricks’ records: the name Kavanagh was previously Kaveney. With the help of DNA testing of the recovered bones, a voyage retracing the path of his Irish ancestors, and research into the origins of the strange violin, Charles asks: What is in a name? How does it infuence our identity? What is left of the legacy of our Irish ancestors in Quebec?
      This lm looks at the identity of the Quebec people, it journeys from a name of an immigrant family, to the identity of deceased children, or the origin ...of a violin.