Discover Indigenous cinema

Discovering Indigenous Cinema


Indigenous cinema has been booming for several years in Quebec. To mark the second National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, which takes place today, Le Journal has concocted a list of five films directed or written by artists from Aboriginal nations in the province.

Le Dep

Released in 2015, this first feature film by director of Mohawk origin Sonia Bonspille Boileau transports us to the convenience store of an Aboriginal community in Quebec. One evening, the daughter of the owner of the establishment (Eve Ringuette) will be the victim of an armed robbery which will disturb her for several reasons.


Directed by Myriam Verreault, this adaptation of the novel by Innu author Naomi Fontaine has won awards at several festivals around the world since its theatrical release in 2019. The film relates the friendship between two young women who grew up together in the Innu community of Uashat, on the North Shore.

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Recipient of the Prix collégial du cinéma québécois (awarded by Cégep students) in 2020, this luminous documentary by director of Abenaki origin Kim O'Bomsawin focuses on the work and career of Innu poet Joséphine Bacon.< /p>


In this hard-hitting drama that won last year's Canadian Screen Award for Best Picture, Mohawk filmmaker Tracey Deer reflects on the events of the Oka crisis by telling the story from the perspective of the 12-year-old girl. she was at the time.

< strong>Bootlegger

The plot of Bootlegger, the first feature film by multidisciplinary artist of Algonquin and French descent Caroline Monnet, is set on an Aboriginal reserve in North-du -Quebec, where a debate on the sale of free alcohol is raging. The film stars Pascale Bussières as a smuggler who profits from illegal alcohol trafficking.