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  • Own Voice

Je m’appelle humain (Call Me Human)

Director Kim O'Bomsawin (Abenaki)
Year 2020
Run Time 78min
Genre Documentary

After spending most of her life working as an Innu language translator and transcriber, Joséphine Bacon rose to fame late in life in her second career as an award-winning poet. This moving profile frames her life and work in a new context, offering a deeply personal look at an important literary figure in Canada.

Je m'appele humain premiered at the Quebec City Film Festival to great acclaim, and went on to receive four Prix Iris nominations, including Best Documentary.


Kim O'Bomsawin (Abenaki)


Kim O'Bomsawin (Abenaki), Nathalie Gressin


Joséphine Bacon (Innu)


Andrée-Anne Frenette




Arts and Culture, Biography, BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Languages

French, Other Language

Language Versions

EN CC, EN Subtitles, FR CC, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

Maison 4:3