To shed light on creativity and the importance of issues exposed by young indigenous artists, the RIDM and Wapikoni mobile have joined forces to present seven short films, to be shown in rotation before each film in the Canadian competition. Touching, original and sometimes hilarious, these films are a chance to discover new voices and celebrate the Wapikoni mobile’s accomplishments over the years.
Idle No More
Quebec | 2017 | 5 min | English, French subtitles
Ginger Cote honours the strong words of Heather Archibald, a social activist and foster care child who passed away, in order to demand a change in Canada’s policies concerning Indigenous people.
Béatrice Mark / Gisèle Mark / Rachel Mark
Quebec | 2017 | 4 min | Innu, English and French subtitles
A group of women from Unamen Shipu made it their mission to train new choir singers. Rachel and Béatrice, the two colourful hosts, invite us to a playful choir practice where seasoned singers teach beginners the ropes.
Quebec | 2017 | 4 min | English, French subtitles
A video essay about the perspective of a teenager on his hometown.
Quebec | 2018 | 2 min | Atikamekw, French subtitles
An impressionist visual poem about a woman finding strength in sharing her views on beauty with other women.
Quebec | 2018 | 5 min | English, French subtitles
Rose Exposed is an experimental video that talks about the significance of circles, the complexities of identity, and the importance of reflecting ourselves back into the world and the media we make.
Quebec | 2018 | 2 min | Atikamekw, English and French subtitles
Wamin means apple in Atikamekw. Red on the outside, white on the inside. It’s an insult to people who leave their communities to go and live in the city. A young Atikamekw woman shows that living outside her reserve does not make her any other person than who she really is.
Wearing My Culture
Je porte ma culture
Olivia Lya Thomassie
Quebec | 2018 | 3 min | Inuktitut, English and French subtitles
Wearing my Culture explores the pride that individuals in Inuit communities take in making and wearing their winter apparel. Thomassie looks at the bonds that are created within family, culture, and the environment through the creation of clothing.
Presented in collaboration with Wapikoni Mobile