Melissa Mollen Dupuis is a member of the Innu community of Ekuanitshit on Quebec's Côte-Nord. In 2012 she created the Quebec branch of the Idle No More movement (with Widia Larivière). In 2014 Melissa became president of Wapikoni's Board, and in 2017 Amnesty International named her Ambassador of Conscience along with five other figures from Canada's First Peoples' movement and Alicia Keys.
Encounter in Kitcisakik
Mathieu Vachon was born in 1986, in Sept-Îles. As an Innu from Maliotenam, he spent his life between the town and the reserve. He directed his first video, Indian Time with Wapikoni in 2014. Since then he has participated in the Innu Nikamu Festival and Montréal First Peoples Festival. In 2016, Mathieu directed the video Loup Garou during his second participation with Wapikoni.
Volleyball - Finding My Balance
Alicia Mollen was born in 1999, in the La Romaine Innu community, and now lives in Sept-Îles. Alicia's first film, Volleyball, is a personal story directed with Wapikoni.
The Time of Forests
François-Xavier Drouet gratuated in political sciences and anthropology, and worked as a reporter before pursuing a degree in creative documentary filmmaking at Lussas. He travelled the world with his first film, The Initiation and co-wrote Gangster Project.
Claude Lanzmann (1925–2018) was a French journalist, writer, and film director best known for Shoah (1985), a nine-and-a-half-hour documentary on the Holocaust. As a teenager he joined the French Resistance and fought against the Nazis. After WWII, he studied philosophy at the University of Tübingen, later taught at the Free University, and began writing for Le Monde on the persistence of Nazism. Lanzmann directed several films on the Holocaust and Israel, using firsthand interviews to construct his narratives. His distinctions include the Resistance Medal with rosette, Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, and Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit. Lanzmann is one of the few French intellectuals and artists of international stature whose body of work left its mark on millions of viewers all over the world. His memoirs, The Patagonian Hare was published in 2009.