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MAÏNA

(2013)
102 mins | Aboriginal/Indigenous Themes | History | Literature | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova ScotiaNR
P.E.I.NR
New BrunswickNR
QuebecG
OntarioPG
ManitobaNR
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest TerritoriesPG
NunavutPG
YukonPG

Director: Michel Poulette

Writer(s): Pierre Billon

Star(s): Reneltta Arluk, Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Greene, Roseanne Supernault

Synopsis:

An adventure story that is both epic and intimate, Maïna is set in the far north, in the time before the arrival of the Europeans. During a bloody battle between the Innu and Inuit tribes, an 11-year-old boy, Nipki, is captured by the Inuit. Maïna, the daughter of the Innu Grand Chief (Greene), promises her dying friend Matsii that she will rescue the boy, embarking on a dangerous mission that will forever change the course of her life.

Venturing north into enemy territory, Maïna is herself captured by Natak, the Inuit clan’s leader, and must navigate the perilous journey with him, to the “Land of Ice.”

Based on the novel by award-winning author Dominique Demers, this gripping and visually stunning film was nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture.


    About the Director

    Michel Poulette

    Montreal writer/director Poulette’s film Louis 19, le roi des ondes earned the Canadian Screen Award for Best First Feature as well as the Golden Reel Award. His feature Maïna was nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards and three Jutras. He directed Agent of Influence starring Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, as well as several recent TV movies.

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    Lesson Plans Available for this title:
    • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12

    Screening Language Options:
    • Other Language with English Subtitles

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