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.
Nitanish - To My Daughter
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.
The Waldheim Waltz
Ruth Beckermann studied journalism and art history in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, and earned her doctorate in 1977 at the University of Vienna. She contributed as a journalist to several Austrian and Swiss magazines. In 1978 she cofounded the distribution company, Filmladen, in which she was active for seven years. Since 1985 she works as a writer and filmmaker. Her film The Dreamed Ones was screened widely and won several awards. Her latest film, The Waldheim Waltz, won, among other prizes, the Glashütte-Original Documentary Award at Berlinale (2018).
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.
Adam Weingrod is a graduate of the MFA program in Film at Tel Aviv University. His feature documentary, The Island, won Best Student Film at the Israeli Documentary Film Awards in 2017, and was screened in several international film festivals. He is currently working on his next documentary feature.
At the Philosophers' School
Fernand Melgar was born in 1961, in Tangiers, Morocco. He has lived in Lausanne since 1963, and has worked as an independent director and producer since 1985. In 2006, his film, Exit: The Right To Die, received the Swiss Film Prize for Best Documentary Film. And in 2012, his film, Vol special, was awarded the Swiss Film Prize for Best Documentary Film.
A Polgár lányok
Yossi Aviram izraeli író és rendező, 1971-ben született Jeruzsálemben. Szülővárosában szerezte meg diplomáját, a Sam Spiegel Film & Television School-ban. Yossi Aviram kettéválasztja a karrierjét, megkülönbözteti azokat a munkákat, amelyekben, mint operatőr vett részt és a saját rendezéseit. 1998-ban, a Year of Israel in France lehetősége kapcsán részt vett egy kulturális csereprogramban a jól ismert francia filmiskolával, a La Fémis-el. Az itt töltött négy hét alatt megrendezte második rövidfilmjét, az Anna-t. Első filmes munkája, a The Dune a Haifa Filmfesztiválon megnyerte a Legjobb Elsőfilmes díjat illetve beválasztották a San Sebastian és a San Francisco-ban helyet kapó filmfesztiválokra is.