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Anikiwinik (The Trappers)

Anikiwinik (The Trappers)

| 6 min

From father to son, the Poucachiche family goes out hunting beaver, one of the traditional activities that mark the seasons for the Algonquin of Lac Simon. Since 2004, the travelling studios of Wapikoni Mobile have enabled Quebec First Nations youth to express themselves through videos and music. This short film was made in 2008.

  • director
    Lennon Poucachiche
  • camera
    Suzanne Poucachiche
    Lennon Poucachiche
    Max Poucachiche
    Wabigoni Papatie
    Odehiman Papatie
    Thierry Gendron
  • participant
    Suzanne Poucachiche
    Lennon Poucachiche
    Max Poucachiche
    Wabigoni Papatie
    Odehiman Papatie
    Angelo Oginany
    Sonny Poucachiche
    Virginia Poucachiche
    Harold Thomas
    Louisa Wanabobik
    Angelo Poucachiche
    Nadia Oginany
  • filmmaker mentor
    Anna Woch
    Thierry Gendron
  • social worker
    Marie-Alexandre Kérouac
  • aboriginal coordinator
    Kerry Wabanonik
  • general director
    Manon Barbeau
  • project creator
    Manon Barbeau
  • producer
    Manon Barbeau
    Patricia Bergeron
  • financing
    Lucille Veilleux
  • partnerships development
    Lucille Veilleux
  • administrator
    Youri Mourog
    Johanne Dubuc
  • general coordinator
    Hubert Neault
  • field operations
    Sarah Lalonde
    Marie-Ève Grignon
  • administrative assistant
    Céline Brassard
    Sara Doré
  • financing assistant
    Sandrine Berger
  • post-production
    Sébastien Pichette
  • computer supervisor
    Thierry Gendron
    Alexandre Le Mouël
  • video supervisor
    Thierry Gendron
    Alexandre Le Mouël
  • sound supervisor
    Thierry Gendron
    Alexandre Le Mouël
  • mechanical supervision
    Sébastien Tremblay
  • projection
    Sébastien Tremblay
  • distribution
    Sophie Soukaïna Ghanem
    Céleste Fabricio
    Jolyanne Mathieu
  • intern
    Krystelle Asselin
    Audrey Bélanger
    Émilie Day
    Marie-Ève Grignon
    Claudia Hébert
    Magalie Ipina
    Cindy Lessard
  • accounting
    Pierre-Claude Beaucage
    Maryse-Chantal Brazeau
  • assistant
    Sylvia Clermont
    Josée Bélanger
  • website
    Gaétan Boucher
  • sweetening
    Daniel Toussaint
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • translation
    Leah Kosatzky
  • subtitles
    Leah Kosatzky
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • administrative team
    Mirabelle Bélanger
    Dominique Brunet
    Lise Lévesque
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • executive producer
    Manon Barbeau
    Yves Bisaillon
    Ravida Din


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Ages 12 to 17

Indigenous Studies - History/Politics
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

Research and discuss the Algonquin’s' history of fur trapping. In what ways do modern-day beaver trappers use the entire animal? Do you consider their methods humane? In what ways was the making of this film a family affair?

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