To highlight the talent of Indigenous creators and the importance of the issues they explore, the RIDM and Wapikoni Mobile are joining forces to present 4 x Wapikoni Mobile: four shorts to be screened before each feature film in the Canadian competition. These films, with their diverse range of approaches and themes, reveal new voices and celebrate the achievements of Wapikoni Mobile since 2004.
Inniun ueshkat mak anutshish
Mary Menie Mark / Canada (Québec) / 2020 / 5 min / v.o. innu s.-t. français
Made with great technical skill, this intimate exploration cleverly interweaves the past and present in order to shed light on the future.
[Presented in front of Dehors Serge Dehors saturday november 13th at 6:00 PM and Dropstones monday november 15th at 6:30 PM]
Alfred McKenzie / Canada (Québec) / 2020 / 6 min / v.o. innu s.-t. français
Buzzing with energy and aesthetic vibrancy, Innu Aitun is a snapshot of various activities that reveal the richness of traditional Innu culture.
[Presented in front of They Sleep Standing thursday november 18th at 6:00 PM and Animal macula friday november 19th at 6:00 PM]
Northern Comfort: A Drive Around Town
Melanie Lameboy / Canada (Québec) / 2021 / 8 min / v.o. anglais s.-t. français
A highly relevant and sensitively handled reflection on the dynamic between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. This film addresses the question of white privilege head-on and calls for dialogue.
[Presented in front of One of Ours sunday november 14th at 9:15 PM and zo reken tuesday november 16th at 9:15 PM]
Véronique Picard / Canada (Québec) / 2021 / 6 min / v.o. français s.-t. anglais
In this film, dreams offer respite from a daily existence that is riddled with anxiety. Guided by inspiring inner poetry, the filmmaker progresses on the road to healing.
[Presented in front of Canards Errants tuesday november 16th at 6:15 PM and Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy saturday november 20th at 2:15 PM]
Presented in collaboration with Le Wapikoni mobile