Marie-Pier Ottawa (Atikamekw)
Marie-Pier Ottawa is an emerging filmmaker who learned to make films through Wapikoni Mobile, the innovative media training and production studio that has been touring Quebec’s Aboriginal communities since June 2004, to train young people in film. Ottawa has directed several short films. In 2007 Elle et Moi was screened at numerous festivals including the First Peoples’ Festival in Montreal, the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, and Festival Planète Honnête in France. Ottawa traveled with Wapikoni director Manon Barbeau to show her latest two films, Tonsure and Small Pleasures, to Guaraní people in Brazil and Paraguay, and to filmmakers from the Mapuche community in Chile. Ottawa is a native of Manawan in northern Quebec.
Work featured: The Small Pleasures, Tonsure