Dans l’ombre – Catherine Boivin de Wapikoni Mobile

Dans l'ombre

Elle s’est perdue, au milieu de la foule, anonyme.

Réalisation: Catherine Boivin
3min 06
Documentaire: 2009
Communauté: Wemotaci
Nation: Atikamekws



The Wapikoni Mobile, a traveling audiovisual and music training studio, has been visiting Quebec’s First Nation communities over the last seven years. Initiated by the filmmaker Manon Barbeau, this intervention and essential skills-learning initiative was co-founded by the Attikamekw Nation Council and the First Nations youth council, with the support of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, and the assistance of the National Film Board of Canada, as well as funding from many financial partners and all levels of government.

The Wapikoni Mobile gives young Aboriginals the opportunity to express themselves through video and music, to expand their horizons beyond their usual surroundings, and to shine in their own communities and throughout the world. While encouraging the emergence of diverse talents in Indigenous youth, the project facilitates exchange and communication between these young people and helps reduce their isolation.

With their short film screenings, first within their own communities, then before both Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences from all cultural backgrounds, the Wapikoni Mobile’s young Indigenous creators become ambassadors of a rich contemporary culture that is all too often unrecognized. The long-term objective is to increase their knowledge of communication tools and establish an international network of First Nations creators who speak up and are heard.

www.wapikoni.ca

Née en 1989, Catherine Boivin est une Atikamekw de Wemotaci, petite communauté de 1300 habitants située à 400 kilomètres au nord de la ville de Québec. Elle parle la langue Atikamekw couramment. Chanteuse, dans plusieurs groupes, elle était la vedette principale du vidéo clip Awin ni nin? en 2004. Entre temps, Catherine a travaillé au studio permanent de Wemotaci. En 2007, elle a réalisé son premier court-métrage dont le titre est Excursion d’enfer avant d’aller étudier quelques temps au cegep du Vieux-Montréal à Montréal. En 2009, elle signe une deuxième réalisation avec le film dans l’ombre basé sur une trame poétique de son cru.