Call Me Human


Film Premiere*

Wednesday, March 3 at 6:00 pm

Due to a last-minute scheduling change, Kim O’Bomsawin is no longer available for the scheduled livestream Q+A but a recorded interview will be available instead.


March 1 at 6:00 pm until March 7 at 11:59 pm.

Director: Kim O’Bomsawin

Language: French and Innu subtitled in English

Runtime: 78 minutes

Rating: all audiences

*Films premiere at a set time and are followed by a livestream Q+A.  If you miss the premiere, you can still watch the movie (and a recording of the Q+A) anytime until the end of the festival!  Still a bit unclear? Check out our 2021 Glossary & FAQ for details.


The winner of festival prizes throughout Canada, the latest documentary by Abenaki writer, director and activist Kim O’Bomsawin is a deeply affectionate tribute to an extraordinary woman. As a translator, researcher and poet, Josephine Bacon has long been a keeper of Innu knowledge and traditions, a role that has grown ever more crucial with the loss of elders and other changes for communities like the one where she was born in 1947. Blending stories of Bacon’s history with a new journey on the trail of Papakassik, the master of the caribou, O’Bomsawin’s film is a richly deserving celebration of a woman who has devoted her life to keeping the past alive for the benefit of her generation and all those that follow.


Récompensé lors de nombreux festivals dans tout le Canada, le dernier documentaire de l’écrivain, directrice de film et activiste Kim O’Bomsawin rend un tendre hommage à une femme hors du commun. En tant que traductrice, chercheuse et poète, Joséphine Bacon a pendant longtemps préservé le savoir et les traditions Innues, un rôle devenu d’autant plus important que les anciens disparaissent et que les communautés comme celle dans laquelle elle est née en 1947 évoluent. Mélangeant les anecdotes issues de la vie de Joséphine Bacon à un nouveau voyage sur les traces du maître du caribou Papakassik, ce film de Kim O’Bomsawin est une remarquable incursion dans la vie d’une femme vouée à entretenir la mémoire du passé au profit de sa génération et de celles qui suivent.


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