NIN E TEPUEIAN – MY CRY82 min., Documentary Quebec, Canada, 2019
Directed bySantiago Bertolino
Produced byLe Studio Via le Monde
LanguageFrench, English, Innu
This documentary tracks the journey of Innu poet, actress and activist Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, at a pivotal time in her career as a committed artist. To heal the wound of racism, Natasha has re-appropriated her Innu language and become a media spokesperson. Words have helped her rediscover her roots and empowered her. She gets the conversation going, and as it develops, she questions the need for self-determination for herself as well as for other Indigenous people both here and elsewhere.
Director : Santiago Bertolino
Cinematography : Santiago Bertolino
Editing : Santiago Bertolino
Sound Design : Anton Fischlin
Sound Mixing : Anton Fischlin
Sound Recording : Santiago Bertolino
Score : Cris Derksen, Jorane et Bobby McFerrin, Stefan Braun, Geronimo inutiq (Madeskimo), Loscil, Esmérine
With Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Santiago Bertolino is an independent director/scriptwriter. “NIN E TEPUEIAN (My Cry)” is his third full-length documentary film. In 2016, he directed “Un journalist au front” (A reporter on the front lines). Produced by the NFB, this film follows a freelance reporter in a Middle-East war zone. Filming took him to the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Israel/Palestine, Egypt and Turkey. In 2013, along with Hugo Samson, he co-produced a first full-length feature film on Québec students’ protest against rising tuition fees during the famous “Printemps étudiant” (Student spring). First aired on Télé-Québec, “Carré rouge sur fond noir” (red square on a black background) earned two Gémeaux awards: one for best documentary on social issues and another for best screenplay.
Freelancer on the Front Lines, 2016, 1h37
Red Square on a blackboard, 2013, 1h50
Stones alone will not stop the occupation, 2010, 14 min.