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Part of GFF's Indigenous Film Series, sponsored by the Canada Media Fund! Stories of and by indigenous peoples from around the world and across time, from right here in Manitoba, across Canada and around the Americas. Enjoy the show, and don't forget to vote for GFF's Audience Choice Award after, sponsored by Recycle Everywhere!

Adapted from Naomi Fontaine's acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault's first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan (Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao) and Shaniss (Yamie Grégoire) struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their diverging ambitions. When Mikuan falls in love with a white boy and starts to consider a life beyond their tiny reserve, her bond with Shaniss and her family is put to the test. A coming-of-age story told with humour, tenderness, and heartbreak, Kuessipan is a poignant exploration of evolving friendship and dreams, and the bonds that will forever root us in our culture. Kuessipan is told through an Indigenous lens yet remains relevant to us all as we discover the power of community — along with the individual strength it takes to follow our own path. - Eva Greyeyes, TIFF

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    117 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Rating
    PG
  • Director
    Myriam Verreault