A documentary about singer-songwriter Lhasa de Sela, who died on New Years day in 2010.
Without question, Lhasa de Sela had a unique childhood. She lived on a bus exploring the United States and Mexico with her mother and father, her three sisters, two cats and three birds. Eventually she settled in Montreal's Mile End. She surrounded herself with fellow artists and musicians. She was never concerned with the vagaries of the music market but that didn't stop her three albums from being huge successes . She moved between Spanish, French and English as fluidly as she moved between timezones and landscapes.
When Lhasa died on New Year's Day, 2010, it came as a shock. In Montreal, it was as if the world had ground to a halt. Her website reported that it snowed for more than forty hours after her departure.
A number of months after Lhasa died, writer and broadcaster Madonna Hamel rediscovered a conversation she'd recorded with Lhasa a few years earlier. She decided to go to Montreal and share that recording with some of Lhasa's fellow artists and friends. The result is a documentary featuring a mix of voices and song, including parts of her original conversation with Lhasa.
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