Call me human

Call me human

“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 a people’s multimillennial history, in company with 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.”

Call me human

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  • Je m'appelle Humain - Feature Film

    A film by Kim Obomsawin.

    Produced by Terre Innue
    Distributed by Maison 4: 3

    “Savage” says Joséphine Bacon, “it means being completely free. A meeting without barriers punctuated by laughter with the nomadic Innu woman of letters. Her work, nourished from an early age by this vast majestic terri...