A new film called MAÏNA, starring Roseanne Supernault, Graham Greene, Ipellie Ootoova, Natar Ungalaaq and Tantoo Cardinal, will be screened across the country in June for National Aboriginal History Month. The movie takes place in the time before contact with Europeans and “introduces us to two fascinating civilizations that founded America,” reads a press statement.
“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.” MAÏNA had made a promise 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 is forced to travel with them to the Land of Ice.
There are some dates booked, with more to come. So check out the website mainathemovie.com. See the movie on May 28 in Edmonton, the opening night film at the DreamSpeakers Film Festival, in Calgary June 7 to 13 at The Globe Cinema, in Regina June 13 to 19 at Regina Rainbow Art Cinema, and in Saskatoon from June 13 to 19 at The Roxy.