The International Festival of Films on Art Online - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

Gilles Vigneault Kaskanatshu

Canada | 2018 | 4 min
French | Subtitles in French
Editing: Pascal Plante
Cinematographer: Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux
Sound: Pascal Plante
Director: Germaine Mestenapéo


World Premiere

This moving short film features the great poet and storyteller Gilles Vigneault telling Innu children the extraordinary story of Kaskanatshu, “the man who came from the waves” in the Innu-aimun language. A wonderfully dreamlike tale related by one of Quebec’s most beautiful voices.


Germaine Mestenapéo

Germaine worked in Communications and at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau before obtaining her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Quebec. She discovered legends and art intervention while at university, and it’s while she worked with Innu youth that she realized how important it was to rekindle the imagination in order to promote Innu culture and language.
Filmography | Innucadie: Ka iatanutshenanit (2009); Pien Atikus (2012); Avec joie je me souviens - Minuentakuan Tshesishtamak (2013); La Banique (2012); Maniakat Nakau (2012)

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