Shipu (River)

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Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
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(now-15 Nov worldwide) Aware of numerous environmental dangers that the Innu territory faces, two young women, passionate about canoeing, remind us of the fundamental role of the rivers. "The ancestors' highways", as they are called in Innu culture. It is a documentary with political and poetical tones on the importance of protecting the rivers and of bringing out Aboriginal identity.

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Born in 1992, Shanice Mollen-Picard is Innu. She was born and raised in Ekuanitshit, on Quebec's Côte-Nord. On top of being an athlete, she is very active in her community where she keeps connected to the land through canoeing and rafting. In 2015, she created a first short, Shipu (River) that paid tribute to the traditional highways. She continues to create shorts to reclaim her culture and language to keep them alive. In 2018, she co-directed a second short on the words elders use to name the land.

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Directed by Shanice Mollen-Picard
Uapukun Mestokosho Mckenzie

Production Company Wapikoni Mobile

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