The film will be released in Quebec on November 13 in virtual cinema via the Cinéma du Musée online platform, and exceptionally screened in theatre at Cinéma Lido (Rimouski).
“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 the 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.”
Festivals and Awards
Let’s recall that Call Me Human won the prestigious Best Canadian Documentary award at both the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF). It also received the Audience Choice Award – Documentary at the CinéFest Sudbury, the Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary at CIFF, the College Jury Award (ex aequo) and a special mention from the Competition Grand Prize jury at the Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF). This month, the film is selected at Cinemania in its online version in the “Visages de la francophonie” section, and at the Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA) in its virtual room on Sunday, November 15.
Call Me Human will be broadcast in its French version on ICI ARTV on Monday, November 23 at 8 p.m.