Michel Poulette: "Maina" in Innu and Inuktitut
The new Quebec film Maina needs to be seen on a big screen. There are sweeping vistas of the great north in the film, which was shot in the Mingan Islands along the North Shore and in Kuujuak in northern Quebec.
Maina tells story of the daughter of a grand Innu chief who finds herself reluctantly walking with the enemy to the land without trees, in the tundra. It takes place before European settlers came to North America, when clans were fighting for territory and survival.
The movie has gotten multiple nominations in festivals around the world, and took Best Picture and Best Actress at the American Indian film festival.
Michel Poulette is the director and one of the producers of the movie. He tells Sonali Karnick about the experience.
(Photo courtesy of Equinoxe Films)