Francophonie Film Festival presents: Un Film avec Toi and Mon Village au Nunavik

Thursday, March 8
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1hr 40mins // directed by:Jean-Daniel Lafond, Bobby Kenuajuak

Presented by the Consulate General of Canada in Boston.

About Un Film Avec Toi (Michaëlle Jean: A Woman of Purpose)

In 2005, Michaëlle Jean became the Governor General of Canada. A social activist, global citizen, and black woman, she would redefine the possibilities of that office. While her national priorities were at-risk youth, women, and Indigenous peoples, her international success came from her cultural diplomacy. 2010: the earthquake in Haiti tragically brings her back to her homeland. Michaëlle Jean: A Woman of Purpose is an intimate and sensitive portrait of the stateswoman she came to be.

About Mon village au Nunavik (My village in Nunavik)

This documentary offers a look without nostalgia, turned towards the world, of a young Inuk in love with his village in Nunavik. Bobby Kenuajuak is 23 years old. He lives in the village of Puvirnituq, located on the shores of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. The time of three seasons, Bobby directs his camera on what founds the soul of his people: his space, his humor, his story. He refuses to abdicate the culture of the ancients but appreciates the benefits of the incursions of the people of the South in the North. From Puvirnituq to Akulivik via Maniitouk and Qikisitarvik, the geese turn their heads, the sea is full of fish, the tundra stretches as far as the eye can see.