NIN E TEPUEIAN – MY CRY

82 min., Documentary Quebec, Canada, 2019
Directed bySantiago Bertolino
Produced byLe Studio Via le Monde
LanguagesFrench, English, Innu
Short descriptionNIN E TEPUEIAN - MY CRY is a documentary tracks the journey of Innu poet, actress and activist, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, at a pivotal time in her career as a committed artist.
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Synopsis

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.

 

 

Credits

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

 

 

Financial Partners

Le Groupe Via le Monde
Telefilm Canada
ACIC (ONF)
Québec crédit d’impôt
Canada crédit d’impôt
Secrétariat aux affaires autochtone
Institut Tshakapesh
Ville de Kuujuaq
Air Inuit
Les Films du 3 Mars

Direction

Santiago Bertolino

Santiago Bertolino is an independent director and scriptwriter. Amazonia, an encounter with the guardians of the rainforest is his fourth full-length documentary. NIN E TEPUEIAN (My Cry), his 3rd full-length documentary, was released in Quebec in January 2020. A portrait of Innu artist Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, produced by Le Studio Via le Monde Inc.

In 2016, Santiago Bertolino directed Freelancer on the front lines. This film produced by the ONF follows the journey of a freelance journalist in the war zone of the Middle East. The shootings took him to Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Turkey. In 2013, he co-directed his first feature film with Hugo Samson, about Quebec students’ struggle against tuition fee hikes, the famous Student Spring. Red Square on a Blackboard, which premiered on Télé-Québec, won two Gémeaux awards: Best Documentary on Social Issues and Best Screenplay.

 

Filmography

AMAZONIA, AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE GUARDIANS OF THE RAINFOREST, 2024, 97 min, documentary

NIN E TEPUEIAN – MY CRY, 2019, 82 min, documentary

FREELANCER ON THE FRONT LINES, 2016, 97 min, documentary
RED SQUARE ON A BLACKBOARD, 2013, 110 min, documentary
STONES ALONE WILL NOT STOP THE OCCUPATION, 2010, 14 min, documentary