As part of Women’s History Month in Canada and in partnership with Mémoire d’encrier and Les Alchimistes, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to a special screening of the documentary “Call Me Human” by director Kim O’Bomsawin at Cinéma Le Balzac: a sensitive portrait of the great Innu poet Joséphine Bacon.
“To be savage,” says Joséphine Bacon, “means to be wholly free.” When elders leave us, a link to the past vanishes along with them. Innu writer Joséphine Bacon exemplifies a generation that is bearing witness to a time that will soon have passed. With charm and diplomacy, she leads the charge against the loss of a language, a culture, and its traditions.
On the trail of Papakassik, the master of the caribou, Call Me Human offers a foray into a people’s multimillennial history, in the company with a woman of great spirit who has devoted her life to passing on her knowledge and that of her ancestors. In her language, Innu means “human.”
This screening will be followed by a conversation with Joséphine Bacon.
Call Me Human, Kim O’Bomsawin
Canada – 2020 – documentary – 78 min