The Wapikoni Mobile is very proud to announce the appointment as Officer of its founder and Executive Director, Mrs Manon Babeau, to the Ordre national du Québec; the most prestigious recognition the Government of Québec can bestow.
Manon Barbeau is among the 34 reknowned figures honoured by the government in 2014. "Appointments to the Ordre national du Québec reflect our gratitude and admiration toward those who help move Quebec forward. They are inspiring examples for us all", said Prime Minister Philippe Couillard, in a press release.
Manon Barbeau has been part of the Quebec audiovisual landscape for over thirty years. As a film director and writer, she has worked on multiple programs, including the series Le club des 100 watts, which has won several awards. At the National Film Board, in 1998, she made Les enfants de Refus global, a powerful documentary. The following year, she made L’armée de l’ombre, where she gave a voice to marginalized youth. This was followed by other films also dealing with exclusion. In 2003, with the Atikamekw Nation Council and the First Nations youth Council, Ms. Barbeau founded the Wapikoni Mobile, that she has been running with an inspirational approach for over 10 years.