YFS Past Screenings & Events
This screening took place on
Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 2:00pm
Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
Best Picture, with Rosanne Supernault winning Best Actress at the 2013 American Indian Film Festival
In the aftermath of a bloody confrontation between her band, the Innu tribe, and the Inuits, the “Men from the Land of Ice”, MAÏNA, daughter of Grand Chief Mishte-Napeu, finds herself on a mission that will change the course of her life. In order to fulfill a promise made to her friend Matsii as she lay on her deathbed, MAÏNA has to follow the trail of her enemies to retrieve Nipki, Matsii’s 11-year-old son who has been captured by the Inuits. She is taken captive herself by Natak, the Inuit clan’s leader, and forced to travel with them to the Land of Ice.
Taking place before contact with Europeans, MAINA introduces us to two fascinating civilizations that founded America.
- Directed by Michael Poulette
- 2014, Quebec
- 102 minutes