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North Star
North Star

Origins

| 17 min

Laurie Rousseau-Nepton is a young, Quebec-born Innu astrophysicist who’s leading a massive research project at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Drawing on a worldview rooted in a love of nature, as well as her talents as a science communicator, she shares her passion for the study of celestial objects. Ranging from Ashuapmushuan to Wendake, Hawaii and Mont-Mégantic, Laurie’s inspiring journey will leave viewers starry-eyed. North Star is directed by Patrick Bossé.


Credits
  • research
    Patrick Bossé
  • writer
    Patrick Bossé
  • direction
    Patrick Bossé
  • production
    Pierre-Mathieu Fortin
  • participation
    Laurie Rousseau-Nepton
    Pierre Nepton
    Nepton family
    Ka'iu Kimura
    Seham Kadimati
    Valérie Loiselle
    Qudsia Noory
    Roxanne Rouleau
    Justine Giroux
    Benoît Epinat
    Pierre Martin
    Carter Rhea
    Carmelle Robert
    Members of the Kawaihae Canoe Club
  • voice
    Kaniehtiio Horn
  • cinematography
    Hugo Gendron
  • location sound
    Lynne Trépanier
  • editing
    Myriam Magassouba
  • sound design
    Jean-François B. Sauvé
  • original music
    Frannie Holder
  • production manager
    Geneviève Thibert
  • production assistance
    Zoltan Buki
  • camera assistant
    Louis-Philippe Michaud
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Marie-Josée Gourde
    Patrick Trahan
  • editing assistant
    Eli Jean Tahchi
  • art direction - animation
    Sarah Ouellet
  • illustrations
    Lou Guettet
  • animation
    Sindre Ulvik Péladeau
  • animated graphics
    Alain Ostiguy
  • translation
    Trans & Sub Coop
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • colourization
    Yannick Carrier
  • additional English voices
    Al Goulem
    Angela Galuppo
  • voice direction
    Mark Camacho
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • foley
    Simon Meilleur
  • re-recording mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • music mix
    Benoit Bouchard
  • drone
    Andrew Richard Hara
  • additional images
    Geneviève Thibert
  • legal advisor
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • press relations
    Sophie St-Pierre
  • marketing manager
    Karine Sévigny
  • marketing coordinator
    Julie Fortin
  • learning program manager
    Sophie Quevillon
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • senior production coordinator - administration
    Brenda Nixon
  • studio coordinator
    Stéphanie Lazure
    Gabrielle Dupont
  • senior production coordinator
    Chinda Phommarinh
    Joëlle Lapointe
  • production coordinator
    Alexandra Bourque
    Alexandra Levert
  • technical coordinator
    Luc Binette
    Daniel Claveau
    Jean-François Laprise
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Brière
  • line producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Nathalie Cloutier

Episodes

  • Laurie returns to the Ashuapmushuan Wildlife Reserve to meet with her father. Here, as a child, she honed her sense of observation, which today serves her well in her astronomy career.
  • Laurie is a resident astronomer at the prestigious Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. On the summit of Mauna Kea, this Quebec scientist is helping unravel the mysteries of star formation.

  • Laurie and her intern Justine Giroux take a dive into Hawaiian culture and tour the impressive CFHT observatory, more than 4,200 metres above sea level.

  • Laurie and her intern Justine talk about the role women play in the field of astrophysics, and the creation of SIGNALS, the massive project headed by Laurie.

  • Laurie’s worldview is unique, drawing from elements of both Innu culture and her scientific knowledge. Her insight makes her an inspiring guest speaker for four high-school girls.

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Education

Ages 12 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Science - Space

Laurie Rousseau-Nepton is a young, Quebec-born Innu astrophysicist who’s leading a massive research project at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.

Drawing on a worldview rooted in a love of nature, as well as her talents as a science communicator, she shares her passion for the study of celestial objects. Ranging from Ashuapmushuan to Wendake, Hawaii and Mont-Mégantic, Laurie’s inspiring journey will leave viewers starry-eyed.

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