“Kassinu” ingeniously weaves two intergenerational testimonies: that of filmmaker Uapukun Mestokosho McKenzie, who sensorially evokes her origins, and that of Al Harrington, who defies authorities with a hunger strike. Each in their own way appeals to two deeply connected causes: environmental and Indigenous. (RIDM)
Uapukun Mestokosho McKenzie
Uapukun means "flower" in Innu. Uapukun Mestokosho McKenzie grew up in Ekuanitshit on the North Coast, a small corner of paradise. She completed a programme of humanities at the Kiuna institution, with a major in Aborigenal studies. At the center of her involvement in her community, is her pride and passion about her culture. She wishes to transmit and share her experience and her outdoors adventures to all interested.