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Our Maternal Home

2023 27 min
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Filmmaker and educator Janine Windolph ventures from Saskatchewan to Quebec with her two teens and younger sister, tracing their familial origins to the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi. Against the scenic backdrop of these Traditional Lands, Elders offer newfound interdependence and hands-on learning, transforming this humble visit into a sensory-filled expression of reclamation and resilience. Our Maternal Home lovingly establishes a heart-centred form of resistance to confront and heal from the generational impacts of cultural disconnection, making space for what comes next.

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Our Maternal Home

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Filmmaker and educator Janine Windolph ventures from Saskatchewan to Quebec with her two teens and younger sister, tracing their familial origins to the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi. Against the scenic backdrop of these Traditional Lands, Elders offer newfound interdependence and hands-on learning, transforming this humble visit into a sensory-filled expression of reclamation and resilience. Our Maternal Home lovingly establishes a heart-centred form of resistance to confront and heal from the generational impacts of cultural disconnection, making space for what comes next.
  • writer
    Janine Windolph
  • director
    Janine Windolph
  • producer
    Chehala Leonard
    Jon Montes
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • director of photography
    Claire Sanford
  • 1st assistant cinematographer
    Karolane Brochu-Ouellet
  • sound recordist
    Marco Fania
  • production manager
    Jon Montes
  • cultural consultant
    Annie Charles
    Irene Otter
  • catering services
    Phyllis Blacksmith
  • guide services
    Randy Ottereyes
    Devon Neeposh Ottereyes
  • additional support
    Dawlari Windolph
    Corwyn Windolph-Turtle
  • featuring
    Annie Charles
    Albert Ottereyes
    Corwyn Windolph-Turtle
    Dawlari Windolph
    Devon Neeposh Ottereyes
    Irene Otter
    Janine Windolph
    Phyllis Blacksmith
    Maggie Etapp
    Roy Ottereyes
    Ryan Trapper
  • production supervisor
    April Dunsmore
    Esther Viragh
  • technical coordinator
    Lyne Lapointe
    Luc Binette
  • editor
    Brenda Terning
    Electric Mule Pictures Inc.
  • assistant editor
    Janet Savill
  • online edit
    Jason Ludwig
    Studio Post
  • sound design
    Dmitri Bandet
  • sound mix
    Dmitri Bandet
  • studio operations manager
    Devon Supeene
    Darin Clausen
  • studio administrator
    Bree Beach
    Devon Supeene
  • production coordinator
    Jessica Smith
    Janet Kwan
    Brooke Fishwick
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen
  • marketing manager
    Carly Kastner
    Leena Minifie
  • marketing coordinator
    Émilie Ryan
  • publicist
    Katja De Bock

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