Call Me Human


Documentary — Canada — 2020 — 78 min
Color | French with English subtitles


“Savage” says Joséphine Bacon, “it means being completely free.” A meeting without barriers punctuated by laughter with the nomadic Innu woman of letters. Her work, nourished from an early age by this vast majestic territory, the legends and tales of her people, crosses borders and is recognized throughout the French-speaking world. Call Me Human is a journey in direct cinema and animation in the imagination – and in the real world – of the worlds of the Innu woman of letters Joséphine Bacon. Between heaven and earth, city and territory, traditional spirituality and Catholicism, between memory of the past and its contemporary expression.

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  • Joséphine Bacon


  • Direction et script : Kim O’Bomsawin
  • Production : Andrée-Anne Fradette (Terre Innue Productions Inc.)
  • Cinematography : Hugo Gendron et Michel Valiquette
  • Editing : Alexandre Lachance
  • Original Score : Alain Auger
  • Quebec City Film Festival (FCVQ), 2020 *Special Mention, AQCC Critic Award, Jury collégial Award
  • Cinefest Sudbury, 2020 *Public Award
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, 2020 *Best Canadian Documentary
  • Calgary International Film Festival, 2020 *Best Canadian Documentary
  • CINEMANIA, 2020 *« Visages de la francophonie TV5 » Award, Mel Hoppenheim Public Award
  • Junction North International Documentary Film Festival, 2020
  • FICFA, 2020
  • Available Light Film Festival, 2021
  • ReFrame Film Festival, 2021
  • Vues dans la tête de Festival, 2021
  • Victoria Film Festival, 2021 *Cultural Current Award
  • Kingston Canadian Film Festival, 2021
Je m'appelle humain, un film de Kin O'Bomsawin