Shipu (River)

  • Filmmaker(s) :

    Shanice Mollen-Picard, Uapukun Mestokosho Mckenzie

  • Original title : Shipu (River)
  • Duration : 05:42
  • Year : 2015
  • Genre : Documentary, Essay, Poetic
  • Community : Ekuanitshit - Mingan
  • Nation : Innu
  • Workshop : Ekuanitshit - Mingan


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.

Film crew

Written and Directed by Uapukun Mestokosho, Shanice Mollen-Picard Narration Uapukun Mestokosho, Shanice Mollen-Picard Music Tshishe Manitu de Florent Vollant Interpretation Corey Jack, Uapukun Mestokosho, Shanice Mollen-Picard Sound Recording Émilie Beaulieu-Guérette Camera Joannie Lafrenière Poem Rita Mestokosho Editing Uapukun Mestokosho, Shanice Mollen-Picard, Joannie Lafrenière Filmmaker Mentors Émilie Beaulieu-Guérette, Joannie Lafrenière Youth Outreach Felipe Soto Palestro