Still from Uprooted Generation
Still from Uprooted Generation

Uprooted Generation

by Réal Junior Leblanc
A young Innu returns to the sight of the Indian Residential School in Sept-Îles to deliver a poetic tribute to its victim.
2013  ·  7m  ·  Canada
English, French, Innu
English, French, Innu subs
About the Film
Part poem and part documentary, this film is dedicated to the victims of residential schools. The film includes reflections on cultural disconnection, personal and community trauma, resilience, and the healing power of art.
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Festivals and Awards
Festival Présence autochtone, Montreal, Winner: Prize for best short subjects
Festival Présence autochtone, Montreal, Winner: Special distinction Coup de coeur Télé-Québec prize
Frédéric Julien
Frédéric Julien and François Jacob
Sound Recorder
Réal Jr. Leblanc
Soundtrack Composer
Kevin MacLeod
Réal Jr. Leblanc
Set Photographer
Matilde Matkovic
Sound Mixing
Daniel Toussaint
About the Director

Réal Junior Leblanc

Réal Junior Leblanc

Réal junior Leblanc was born in Uashat, which he turned back to after having lived in Quebec for 10 years. He is very proud of his roots and is inspired by his indigenous culture in writing his poems. With his first film Nanameshkueu, he sends a message to his sisters and brothers. This film was awarded two prizes; at the First Peoples’ Festival (Montreal 2011) and at Planet in Focus (Toronto 2011). His second film, The Crown of Life, is also a great success throughout film festivals throughout the world. Réal turns towards documentary filmmaking and directs Blocus 138 in 2012. The same year, in Mingan, he is the assistant director for the “Quebec en forme” project, for which he participated in the production of a corporate video about well-being and physical activity in aboriginal communities.

Other films by Réal Junior Leblanc