Lullaby is a documentary essay about a coming of age and the power of the unconscious. A continuation of Sweat Lodge Song, this short film is a message of courage and hope.
Selected at imagine+nationMTL (2022); Canadian Jury Award at Indigiqueer (2022).
Born in Roberval in 1999, Irène-Kimberley Valin-Awashish comes from the communities of Opitciwan (Atikamekw) and Mashteuiatsh (Innu). Driven by her interest in set photography, she presented herself to the Wapikoni mobile studio in 2018 in Mashteuiatsh. While participating in several film projects, the idea came to her to produce a first video clip, Sweat Lodge Song, through which she expresses her passion for singing and ancestral dance. In 2021, she participated in Wapikoni’s Trois-Rivières stopover as an assistant filmmaker, in addition to directing a second documentary essay entitled Lullaby. In 2022, she directed Transition as part of the virtual studio.