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Wapikoni Mobile – 10th Anniversary Retrospective

Thu, Apr 30 / 7 pm

Co-founded in 2004 by the Atikamekw Nation Council, the First Nations Youth Council and the filmmaker Manon Barbeau, the Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling studio that offers audiovisual workshops in Aboriginal communities in Canada and abroad. Today, more than 3,000 young participants from nine nations and from 25 communities in Canada have directed more than 600 short films, many of which have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and even Mandarin. These works have won 80 prizes and honours in prestigious national and international festivals.

Introduced by Cassandre Pérusse of Wapikoni

Cassandre Pérusse has worked closely with the communication and dissemination department and partnership development at Wapikoni for four years now. She also participates in many events as a Wapikoni representative.

Guest Filmmaker: Terrie McIntosh

Terrie McIntosh is an Ojibway woman residing in her home community of Pine Creek First Nations, Manitoba. She directed two short films, “Mr. Sanderson” and “When Spirit Calls”, with Wapikoni and was the local coordinator during Wapikoni’s first stopover in Pine Creek (and in Manitoba) in Summer 2014.  She will screen her film When Spirit Calls – An experimental film examining a young woman’s spiritual journey. Highlighting themes of intuition, faith and perseverance Terrie takes the viewer on the mystical journey of her personal spiritual path.

The Amendment (L’amendment) / Dir. Kevin Papatie, 2007, Canada, 5 min / An experimental documentary explores the boarding house experience and its aftermath in the northern  Quebec First Nations community of Kitcisakik.

Night Runners (Coureurs De Nuit) / Dir. Chanouk Newashish, 2005, Canada, 2.5 min/ No longer able to hunt their prey the way their ancestors did, the young Weomotaci have become night runners through the deserted village. And can they ever run!

Number (Tshitashun) / Dir. James Picard, 2008, Canada, 3 min / In Betsiamites, everyone counts in French instead of Innu. A charming film that will help you understand why!

We Are / Dir. Kevin Papatie, 2009, Canada, 3 min / After meeting Zapatists in Mexico, Kevin addresses his nation with a film manifesto.

Setbacks (Deboires) / Dir. Délia Gunn, 2010, Canada, 3 min / The misadventures of Delia one shindig night.

Earthquake (Nanameshkueu) / Dir. Réal Jr. Leblanc, 2010, Canada, 3 min / Alloying visual and poetic experimentation, describes the tradition’s transit towards modernity. this poetic celebration.

Aitun (Traditions) / Dir. Kevin Bellefleur, 2011, Canada, 6 min / Josephis and Nashtash, an elderly couple from La Romaine, share their knowledge of Innu culture through the practice of plucking and preparing eider ducks.

Don Severo Del Puente / Dirs. Donald Quispe, René Lovera & Esteban Espejo, 2011, Canada, 6 min / A filmmaker takes a lucid and compassionate look at the fate of a single man facing a speech problem.

Glitch / Dir. Erik Papatie, 2010, Canada, 7.5 min  / In the forest, Erik  finds a magical TV.

Micta / Dir. Élisa Moar & Marie-Pier Ottawa, 2012, Canada, 1 min / “And since it is beautiful, it is truly useful” – The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint – Exupery.

Pipteu (White Ashes) / Dir. Ernest Aness Dominique, 2012, Canada, 3.5 min / With a background song dedicated to the creator, the painter Ernest Aness Dominique expresses through his work the history of his people.

Blocus 138 – Innu Resistance / Dir. Réal Junior Leblanc, 2012, Canada, 7 min / This documentary shows the events of March 9th, 2012 during the road block of the 138 and describes with exactitude the action and emotion of the moment.

Correcting the Chalkboard / Dirs. Wapikoni & Collectif Empreintes Engages-toi, 2012, Canada, 5 min / On a blank chalkboard youth from Manawan re-write the stories of their lives.

The Hearing / Dir. Russell Ratt-Brascoupe, 2013, Canada, 5 min / Russell lost his hearing at the age of 13. He copes well with his disability but there is a statement he would like to hear above all others.

In Your Heart / Dir. Raymond Caplin, 2012, Canada, 3.5 min / A young guitar player puts his heart into the music.

Co-presented with Urban Shaman and Wapikoni

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