Once their army service is behnid them, many Israelis flock overseas for a year or two. Out of 60 000 who travel each year, 30 000 go to India.
Auroville, a cosmopolitan town in the South-East of India, has been named « the City of Dawn » four decades ago by the Mother, spiritual companion of the great indian sage Sri Aurobindo who dedicated his whole life to the evolution of consciousness. Nowadays, Auroville has 2200 inhabitants spread out into 100 communities.
Two young women from provincial France, Emma and Thérèse, share the same passion and commitment. As students and then teachers in the prewar Thirties, they ignore convention; they dream of leaving France and raising a child together; they travel to the USSR in the summer of 1935 in quest of the "new woman". Their paths diverge against the background of approaching war.
Quebec, Canada. At the summer solstice, a group of young Aboriginals from the Innu and Huron nations and young Quebecers travels the Jesuits’ ancestral trail, 310 km of land and water which links Lac Saint-Jean and Quebec City.
Some embark on this 21-day long adventure to follow their ancestors’ trail, others for a unique experience with nature or as a personal challenge. One thing is certain; from laughter to silence, with stories and moments of introspection, a simple encounter turns into a profound learning experience.