Crossing the dam - Ajumin

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Monique Manatch

  • Original title : Crossing the dam - Ajumin
  • Duration : 09:20
  • Year : 2016
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Community : Kitiganik
  • Nation : Anishnabe
  • Workshop : Kitiganik


Monique’s quest to reconnect with her community, The Algonquins of Barriere Lake, through meeting women who defend the land and culture in order to help her son Liam to understand where he comes from.

Film crew

DIRECTOR Monique Manatch WITH Monique Manatch, Liam Manatch Louttit, Luke Georgina Whiteduck, Jamie Wawatie, Thorn Matchewan and family, Craig Wabinisi Ratt and the moose, Ratt and Jerome families, Angelina Wabanonik, Wawatie family and the walleye, The Fourwind Spirit drummers : Raiden Ratt, Tyrone Ratt, Damon Nottaway, Marcus Decoursay NARRATION Monique Manatch SCREENWRITERS Monique Manatch, Thora Herrmann, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier CAMERA Katina Tanascon, Thora Herrmann, Liam Manatch Louttit, Nicholas Jerome, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier SOUND RECORDING Katina Tanascon, Thora Herrmann, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier TECHNICAL ASSISTANT Liam Manatch Louttit EDITING Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier EDITING ASSISTANTS Tyler Compton, Thora Herrmann, Monique Manatch, Liam Manatch Louttit, Jordan Meekis, Katina Tanascon GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS AND ANIMATIONS Jordan Meekis, Tyler Compton MUSIC Warren Papatie and the Fourwind Spirit drummers : Raiden Ratt, Tyrone Ratt, Damon Nottaway, Marcus Decoursay MUSIC DESIGN Katina Tanascon ALGONQUIN TRANSLATIONS Jamie Wawatie Norman Matchewan SUBTITLING Monique Manatch Thora, Herrmann Iphigénie, Marcoux-Fortier LOCAL COORDINATOR Monique Manatch LOCAL COORDINATOR ASSISTANTS Jamie Wawatie, Norman Matchewan, Sonny Papatie, Warren Papatie, Emilio Wawatie FILMMAKER MENTOR Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier PROJECT COORDINATOR, YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER AND TRAINING ASSISTANT Thora Herrmann RESEARCHERS Monique Manatch, Thora Herrmann MEGWETC Mitchikanibikok Anishinabe Onakinakewin Kitiganik School – Shirley Whiteduck Teen School – Warren Papatie and Danika King Rapid Lake Health Clinic Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations (ICMI) Manatch family for the photos Carleton University Norman Matchewan Wawatie Family Jerome Family Ratt Family Angelo Decoursey Benjamin Nottaway Raiden Ratt Tyrone Ratt Damon Nottaway Marcus Decoursay Steven Schnoor Karine Vanthuyne