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The Wolverine: The Fight of the James Bay Cree

In 2014, The Quebec government holds public hearings to assess the impacts of uranium development on health, the environment and the Cree way of life in James Bay, Quebec, Canada. These hearings will assist in deciding the future of uranium mining in the territory, and ultimately, the province. Considering the evidence and risks learned through information sessions and research, the Cree Nation has rejected uranium development in their territory. Through the eyes of Jamie Moses, a young Cree man testifying at the hearings, we are introduced to an ancient Cree legend. It tells of Wolverine who stands up to the Giant Skunk, who hunts and kills with his toxic spray. This age-old battle becomes an allegory for the Cree Nation’s fight against uranium mining. The Wolverine is a poetic, deeply relevant film that traces Cree culture, their relationship with the land, and the strength of their community.

Directed 
Ernest Webb

 

Writer and Editor 
Jeremiah Hayes

 

Producers
Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon
& Linda Ludwick

 

Executive Producers
Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon,
Linda Ludwick & Ernest Webb
Director of Photography
Pedro Ruiz

 

Original Drawings by
Amanda T. Sam

 

Original Soundtrack
composed by
Daniel Toussaint

 

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