A journey of discovery through Indigenous films

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Photo: Ruby Pratka

Filmmakers Kevin Tikivik (far left), Élisa Moar, Jacqueline Michel and Nicolas Jr. Fontaine (second from right) spoke about their films during a panel discussion with Alexandre Bacon (far right) of the Cercle Kisis at the Wapikoni Mobile launch in Quebec City. The girl in the pink shirt (third from right) is one of Michel’s daughters, also an aspiring actress.

Sometimes, only a few minutes is enough.

The short films by young Indigenous filmmakers presented at the Wapikoni Mobile Quebec City launch, held Dec. 4 at the Musée de la civilisation, were mostly less than 10 minutes long, but the stories many of them told were timeless – elegant pleas for cultural and environmental preservation, for self-belief and for simple respect.