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A still from "Call Me Human". Joséphine, the film's Innu protagonist, sits in the wilderness accompanied by another, younger person. Joséphine looks out into the horizon. The younger has a tranquil expression, with their eyes closed. Though there is a gentle light on their faces, they both wear large cold weather jackets.

Call Me Human (Climate Week North East)

Shared Planet Sisters

21 March 2022 | 8:15pm - 10:30pm

Subtitles Closed Captions
Belmont Filmhouse
49 Belmont Street
Aberdeen, AB10 1JS United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Call Me Human

Director: Kim O'Bomsawin | Countries of production: Canada | Year: 2020 | Length: 77 min
Language: French, Innu with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

A celebration of Indigenous knowledge and a gentle, affectionate portrait of an extraordinary soul.

“There is no Innu word for ‘poetry’. I don’t think we needed one: we were poets simply by living in harmony with the water and the land.”

With kindness and gentle determination, septuagenarian storyteller, teacher and poet Joséphine Bacon has devoted her life to honouring the interconnected legacies of land, language and lore bestowed upon her by her ancestors.

Call me Human transports viewers from the snowy streets of Montréal to the land of Bacon’s elders, on a journey to preserve a language, a culture and an identity that colonisation attempted to wipe out. “Survivor of a tale / That nobody tells”, she invites us, quietly, to really listen.

Content notes: References to cultural genocide and institutional child abuse.



Our friends at Lighthouse (Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop) put together specially-curated reading lists for a selection of films, inviting us to delve deeper into the issues explored in our line-up. Here you’ll find a list of books recommended by Anita relating to Call Me Human which delves deeper into the wonders of Indigenous language in response to the film.


Beyond the Screen

We are honoured to be able to share a pre-recorded conversation with protagonist Joséphine Bacon that will follow the film.

Booking Information

Tickets for this event are £9 full price / £7 concession. Advance booking recommended via belmontfilmhouse.com, in person or on 01224 343 500.

We don’t want price to be a barrier to accessing this event, so have made a number of free tickets available for those who need one. Please contact info@takeoneaction.org.uk if you wish to book a free ticket (no proof or ID required).


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