The Invisible Nation

The Invisible Nation

Online release: November 30, 2012 The Algonquin once lived in harmony with the vast territory they occupied. This balance was upset when the Europeans arrived in the 16th century. Gradually, their Aboriginal traditions were undermined and their natural resources plundered. Today, barely 9,000 Algonquin are left. They live in about 10 communities, often enduring abject poverty and human rights abuses. These Aboriginal people are suffering the threat to their very existence in silence. Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie have decided to sound the alarm before it's too late.

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  • research
    Richard Desjardins
    Robert Monderie
  • script
    Richard Desjardins
    Robert Monderie
  • direction
    Richard Desjardins
    Robert Monderie
  • camera
    Alain Dupras
  • location sound
    Philippe Scultéty
    Richard Lavoie
    Stéphane Barsalou
  • picture editing
    Dominic Rioual
  • sound editing
    Francine Poirier
  • original music
    Claude Fradette
  • participation
    Louisa Papatie
    Nadine Gaudaur
    Randy Polson
    James Morrisson
    Cecile Harbet
    Claire Boucher
    Edouard Boucher
    George E. Chief
    Gloria Nault
    Jimmy Hunter
    Steve Mathias
    Roy Polson
    Edmond Brazeau
    Jimmy Papatie
    Marc Côté
    Anna Mowatt
    Harry McDougall
    Harry Wawatie
    Rose Anna McDougall
    Elisabeth McDougall
    Noé Mitchell
    Jacob Wawatie
    Michel Thusky
    Lylas Polson
    Catherine Anichinapeo
    Adrienne Anichinapeo
    Marianne Cheezo
    Mario Carrière
    Jean-Guy Whiteduck
    Frank Meness
    Jean-Maurice Matchewan
    Simon Brazeau
    Louisa Ratt
    James McGregor
    Melanie-Joy Whiteduck
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • narration
    Richard Desjardins
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • visual archives research
    Ginette Beauchemin
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède
    Yves Bisaillon
  • producer
    Colette Loumède