A 48 minute documentary in Cree
with English, French and Inuktitut versions
Distributed by Mushkeg Media Inc.
"People tell me that the only way you are fluent in a language,
is if you dream in it. I’m Cree, but I dream in English."
Paul M. Rickard
This one hour documentary follows the journey of Cree filmmakerPaul M. Rickard
as he searches for his own language roots and discovers the tireless efforts of many individuals who are promoting, reviving and preserving the use of Aboriginal languages within their communities.
He visits Carcross in the Yukon where the Tlingit language is one of the most endangered languages in Canada. From there he travels to Kahnawake, Quebec where the Mohawk have been conducting special language programs since 1977. His journey also takes him to Iqaluit where Inuktitut is thriving as the official language of the government of Nunavut. In each place he meets dynamic people who are leaders in the struggle to save their languages. Revitalized by these experiences,Paul returns
home to Moose Factory, Ontario with a new appreciation for his own language.
Directed and Written by Paul M. Rickard
Produced by George Hargrave, Janice Benthin and Paul M. Rickard
Edited by Dave Stonier, Music by Eric Lemoyne
Produced by Achimist Film in coproduction with Nutaaq Media Inc.
in association with the Kativik School Board, Wawatay Native Communication Society
and the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
NUTAAQ MEDIA INC.
103 Villeneauve Ouest
Montreal, Quebec H2T 2R6
Janice Benthin: (514) 279-1717
ACHIMIST FILM INC.
4893 St. Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2T 1R6
Paul M. Rickard: (514) 279-3507