In the 1970s, a new planning policy forced residents of several villages in the interior of the Gaspé Peninsula to leave their homes and move to the coast. Félix Lamarche explores the consequences of this brutal, disturbing event. While the episode is now largely forgotten, it had a profound impact on those who lived through it. The filmmaker records their stories and recollections, giving them substance through ghostly images of the forests, buildings, and landscapes from which they were uprooted. The director’s experimental approach emerges as the only way to do justice to a bygone era, and to the people’s deep attachment to their land.