DVD - 2014 | Inuktitut | Panoramique = Widescreen.
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À la suite d'une confrontation sanglante entre son clan et celui "des hommes du pays des glaces" Maïna, fille du grand chef innu Mishtenapuu, se retrouve malgré elle investie d'une mission qui va changer sa vie: délivrer Nipki, un garçon de 11 ans que les Inuits ont capturé. À travers cette émouvante histoire d'amour et d'aventure qui nous mènera jusqu'au Grand Nord, nous ferons la connaissance surprenante des civilisations fondatrices de l'Amérique, avant même l'arrivée des Européens.
Following a bloody conflict between her clan and that of the "men from the land of ice", Maïna, the daughter of Grand Chief Mishtenapuu, sets off on a mission to rescue a captured boy - little knowing her actions will result in the poignant meeting of two of America's founding nations. A truly epic tale of adventure and romance in a time before European contact.
Publisher: Montréal : TVA Films, p2014.
Edition: Panoramique = Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: MAINA
Characteristics: 1 vidéodisque (102 min) : son., coul. ; 12 cm.
1 videodisc (102 min) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.


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d2013 Nov 11, 2015

Loved this movie... easy to understand why it received six Canadian Screen Awards including Best Picture. Highly recommended!

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Nov 20, 2018

hello, i love this story and the gorgeous lanscapes, i was born in the land where it was filmed, so this is the story of my people. i love it, 5 stars ..Thank you, : }

Oct 12, 2016

yes, the scenery is very beautiful, and it was educational for me to listen to people speaking Inuktitut - these are the only good things about this movie.
The storyline of the movie is cheesy, characters are not believable. If you want to learn how people of the North used to live in olden days, watch Nanook of the North. It is an old black and white documentary.
Apparently, the authors of Maina did not bother watching it, otherwise they wouldn't make so many stupid mistakes.
It is very strange why this movie is rated G. It should be at least PG, considering scenes of violence ( people attacking people with spears, blood splattering all around, sexually suggestive language, people having sex (under covers, but it is very clear what exactly they are doing). And I was very close showing it to my young children.
Watch this movie if you enjoy Hollywood style pseudo-historic trash.

May 29, 2016

It's a deeply touching story of many layers. Encounters, disencounters, longing, learning and growing.
Wonderfully acted and majestically filmed! Incredible interior and exterior landscapes.
I highly recommend this film.

May 13, 2016

This is not a Hollywood type of movie. Read the description about the story of this DVD first. If you are interested in this particular story, this DVD was well produced. Otherwise, you may find this movie boring. This movie is like a novel. You need to sit down and watch for all the details - love, family, culture, barbarian, human-dog relation, ...Things happened to two different groups of people: those who live in a jungle and those who live on ice.

Feb 15, 2016

Incredibly refreshing to see a film about North American Natives that is not centered on white people. Also fascinating to see how contact between Innu and Inuit could have played out and how human relationships, politics and cultural misunderstandings haven't changed. Gorgeous cinematography to boot. Highly recommended.

Jan 07, 2016

Very delightful! The scenery is spectacular. Done in 90% English subtitle was a really nice story about to different tribes (Inu and Inuit) working together against a variety of barriers

d2013 Nov 11, 2015

Loved this movie... easy to understand why it received six Canadian Screen Awards including Best Picture. Highly recommended!

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