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Call Me Human (Climate Week North East)
Film Synopsis: Call Me Human
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.
WATCH, READ, THINK, ACT
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.
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 email@example.com if you wish to book a free ticket (no proof or ID required).