The Canadian Cultural Centre presents Call Me Human by director Kim O’Bomsawin. Attend this screening of a touching portrait of the great Innu poetess Joséphine Bacon on Thursday, December 15 at 8 pm.
“Wild means to be completely free,” says Joséphine Bacon. When the elders leave us, a link to the past disappears. The Innu poetess embodies this generation, is a witness to an era that will soon be over. With charisma and sensitivity, she leads a fight against oblivion and the disappearance of the Innu-aiman language, her culture and her traditions.
Following in the footsteps of Papakassik, the master of the caribou, Call Me Human offers an incursion into the history of a multi-millennial people alongside a free woman.
Joséphine Bacon’s poetry is a tribute to the land, to the ancestors and to the Innu-aimun language. She carries within her Nutshimit, Land of the Ancestors. A nomad of the tundra, she takes us on a journey through unknown territories in the light of the poem.
Call Me Human, Kim O’Bomsawin
Canada – 2020 – documentary – 78 min
Before the main programme, discover three short films produced by the Wapikoni Mobile, a mobile studio for intervention, training and audiovisual creation of the First Nations: Abinodjic madjinakini (L’amendement) by Kevin Papatie ( 2007, 3mn, Anicinapemowin) ; Inuktitut dialects in the 21st century by Ulivia Uviluk ( 2020, 9mn, Inuktitut) ; Ute Kanata (Ici au Canada) by Virginie Michel ( 2015, 2mn30, Innu-aimun).
The session will be presented by Barbara Filion, member of the Innu Nation of Mashteuiatsh. She is the Programme Officer for Culture at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and previously held the position of Director of the Reconciliation Programme at the Canadian Museums Association.
The screening is part of a series of activities programmed by the Canadian Cultural Centre as part of the launch of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages by UNESCO.
In partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO).