Film - Program 10 Filmfest 2019


Directed by Nicolas Jimy Awashish


Director: Nicolas Jimy Awashish
Section: Program 10
Country: Canada
Year: 2019
Language: Inuktitut
Version: Original version with English subtitles

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Made entirely of photographs, this short film is an Impressionist nocturnal journey through the Atikamekw village of Opitciwan in Quebec. As he wanders, the director reflects upon his indigenous roots.

  • Film School: Wapikoni Mobile

  • Duration: 5 Min.

Meet the director


Nicolas Jimy Awashish

Nicolas Jimy Awashish was born in Opitciwan, a First Nations reserve in Quebec, Canada. He is passionate about photography, music, and crafts, and loves to wander around his community to take pictures. KANOCKATONANOK is Awashish’s fifth project with the Wapikoni Mobile collective, but the very first film he has directed. Wapikoni Mobile supports young filmmakers from indigenous regions.


Screenplay: Nicolas Jimy Awashish
Director of Photography: Nicolas Jimy Awashish, Eliam Mattawa, Patrick Lapierre
Film Editor: Patrick Lapierre
Composer: Patrick Lapierre, Nicolas Jimy Awashish
Sound: Patrick Lapierre, Nicolas Jimy Awashish