Director: Michel Poulette Year: 2013 Run Time: 102min
Maïna (2013)

An adventure story that is both epic and intimate, Maïna is set in the Far North, in the time before the arrival of the Europeans. During a bloody battle between the Innu and Inuit tribes, an 11-year-old boy, Nipki, is captured by the Inuit. Maïna (Supernault), the daughter of the Innu Grand Chief (Greene), promises her dying friend Matsii that she will rescue the boy, embarking on a dangerous mission that will forever change the course of her life.

Venturing north into enemy territory, Maïna is herself captured by Natak, the Inuit clan’s leader, and must navigate the perilous journey with him, to the “Land of Ice.”

Based on the novel by award-winning author Dominique Demers, this gripping and visually stunning film was nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture.


Michel Poulette


Pierre Billon


Yves Fortin, Karine Martin


Uapeshkuss Thernish, Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Greene, Roseanne Supernault


Action/Adventure, Drama


English, Inuktitut


English, French

Closed Captioning:



Maïna is filmed and set in Nunavut and Quebec. Michel Poulette is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
NR Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
PG Saskatchewan
PG Yukon