FIRST NATION PROGRAM
KUESSIPAN (NEW YORK PREMIERE)
Adapted from Naomi Fontaine’s acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault’s first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their diverging ambitions. When Mikuan falls in love with a white boy and starts to consider a life beyond their tiny reserve, her bond with Shaniss and her family is put to the test.
Directed by Myriam Verreault, 2019, Canada, 117 minutes, drama, English.
Festival Website: nyadiff.org/2020