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Canadian Documentary Competition

CALL ME HUMAN

Year 2020
Runtime 79 mins
Language French
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online Only
  • Availability: Full Festival

CALL ME HUMAN is the winner of the 2020 CIFF DGC Best Canadian Documentary Award.

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 fights to prevent the loss of a language, a culture and its traditions.

Director Kim O'Bomsawin's observational documentary accompanies a woman of great spirit who has devoted her life to passing on her knowledge and that of her ancestors. On the trail of Papakassik, the master of the caribou, CALL ME HUMAN is a foray into a people’s multi-millennial history.

Winner of the CTV Audience Choice Award, Canadian Documentary Feature

Countries

Canada
Director
Kim O'Bomsawin
Executive Producer
Ian Boyd, Josée Rock, Florent Vollant, Alexandre Bacon, Réginald Vollant
Producer
Andrée-Anne Frenette
Screenwriter
Kim O'Bomsawin
Cinematographer
Hugo Gendron, Michel Valiquette
Editor
Alexandre Lachance
Music
Alain Auger
Cast
Joséphine Bacon