Uprooted Generation

  • December 17, 2015

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Land & Liberation

A young Innu returns to the sight of the Indian Residential School in Sept-Îles to deliver a poetic tribute to its victim

Part poem and part documentary, this film is dedicated to the victims of residential schools. Uprooted Generation includes reflections on cultural disconnection, personal and community trauma, resilience and the healing power of art.


  • 2013 — Prize for best short subjects: Festival Présence Autochtone, Montreal
  • 2013 — Special distinction Coup de coeur Télé-Québec prize: Festival Présence Autochtone, Montreal

Film Crew

With Françoise Césarie Fontaine
Camera Frédéric Julien, François Jacob
Sound Recording Réal Jr Leblanc, Matilde Matkovic
Additional Images Tobie Fraser
Set photographer Matilde Matkovic
Editing Frédéric Julien
Translation Réal Jr Leblanc
Music Kevin MacLeod
Sound Mixing Daniel Toussaint
Local Coordination Réal Jr Leblanc, Mélina Vassiliou
Filmmakers Mentors Frédéric Julien, François Jacob
Youth intervenor Matilde Matkovic
Archives Collection de Sylvain «Putu» Vollant et Françoise Césarie Fontaine

Réal Junior Leblanc

Réal junior Leblanc was born in Uashat, which he turned back to after having lived in Quebec for 10 years. He is very proud of his roots and is inspired by his indigenous culture in writing his poems.

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Source URL — https://roarmag.org/films/uprooted-generation-film-canada-innu/

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