Poden (Lighting the Flame)

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Donald Wabanonik

  • Original title : Poden (Lighting the Flame)
  • Duration : 04:16
  • Year : 2017
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Community : Lac-Simon
  • Nation : Anishnabe
  • Workshop : Lac-Simon


Poden portrays Donald Wabanonik from Lac Simon who struggled with drugs and alcohol before getting his life in order, several years ago. He now wants to help and set an example for his community's youth.

Film crew

Director Donald Wabanonik in collaboration with the Wapikoni team Camera Priscillia Piccoli Editing Priscillia Piccoli and Fernand Morin-Vargas Sound recording Fernand Morin-Vargas Original music Omer Awashish Filmmakers-mentors Priscillia Piccoli and Fernand Morin-Vargas Youth outreach worker Michaël Dupont Assistant filmmaker Kerry Wabanonik Local coordinator Kerry Wabanonik