Iris Prize Shorts 2021

Pitoc e icinakosian

This short but sweet documentary follows transgender teen Gerry-Ottawa, as she talks to family and friends in the Atikamekw First Nation reserve of Manawan. Captured by her film buff brother Jos, the unquestioning acceptance of Gerry for who she is by family and the community is a refreshing glimpse of what is possible.

DIRECTOR: Gerry Ottawa and Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé
PRODUCER: Wapikoni Mobile
WRITER: Gerry Ottawa and Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé
Canada, 6 Minutes

Gerry and big brother Jos show us that there is more to being different than bullying, discrimination and harassment.

Skoden Indigenous Film Festival Best Film award

Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé was born February 4, 2003 and raised in the Atikamekw community of Manawan. He collaborated with Wapikoni Mobile for the first time in 2016. He has a passion for cinema, video games, music, art and dubbing. Gerry-Ottawa was born on May 31, 2005 and raised in the Atikamekw community of Manawan. At age 10, she began her transition. She is passionate about painting, drawing, film and video games. She and her brother dreamed of making a movie about her life. 

Trailer: Pitoc e icinakosian