Directed by Michel Poulette
Co-Winner of the 2014 WCFF Jack London Spirit Award
This amazing film takes place 600 years ago in Nunavik, before contact with any Europeans. It is a tale of cultural conflict and resolution, involving coming of age, aboriginal life, spirituality, healing and profound love. Breathtaking cinematography and a terrific soundtrack, the film is deeply moving with universal appeal.
In the aftermath of a bloody confrontation between her band, the Innu tribe and the Inuits, Maïna the daughter of Grand Chief Mishte-Napeu, finds herself on a mission that will change the course of her life. In order to fulfill a promise made to her friend as she lay on her deathbed, Maïna has to follow the trail of her enemies to retrieve Nipki, the 11-year-old son who has been captured by the Inuits. She is taken captive herself by Natak, the Inuit clan’s leader, and forced to travel with them to the Land of Ice. Taking place before contact with Europeans, our heroine introduces us to two fascinating civilizations that founded America.
Q&A with Director Michel Poulette and Star Roseanne Supernault.
“Starting From Scratch Caterers” offers a delicious menu for purchase including their famous chocolate desserts. DRW wine by the glass for purchase.
Producer: Carole Dubuc, Yves Fortin, Ronald Gilbert , Karine Martin
Cinematographer: Allen Smith
Editor: Denis Papillon
Music: Michel Cusson , Kim Gaboury