CALL ME HUMAN
A film by Kim O’Bomsawin about the work of the poet Joséphine Bacon
Available on DVD on December 11
and on VOD on December 15 on iTunes, Bell Fibe and the Maison 4:3 boutique
The film will be available on DVD on December 11 at Archambault and at the online boutique of distributor Maison 4:3, which is also offering a pre-order starting December 4. Thanks to a collaboration with the digital distributor h264, the film will also be offered on VOD on iTunes and Bell Fibeon December 15, available everywhere in Canada.
Let’s recall that Call Me Human won awards in several festivals. It received the title of Best Canadian Documentary at both VIFF and CIFF, as well as the Audience Award at CIFF and CinéFest Sudbury) and the College Jury Prize at QCFF. More recently, it marked the history of the Cinemania Festival, which for the first time awarded two prizes to a single film: the main Jury Prize (Visages de la Francophonie TV5 Prize) and the coveted Mel Hoppenheim Audience Award.
CALL ME HUMAN (Feature Documentary, Quebec, 2020, 78 minutes)
“Sauvage” 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 away. With charm and diplomacy, she leads a 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 proposes a foray into people’s multimillennial history, in company of 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.”