In the aftermath of a bloody confrontation between her band, the Innu tribe, and the Inuits, the “Men from the Land of Ice”, MAÏNA, daughter of Grand Chief Mishte-Napeu, finds herself on a mission that will change the course of her life. In order to fulfill a promise made to her friend Matsii as she lay on her deathbed, MAÏNA has to follow the trail of her enemies to retrieve Nipki, Matsii’s 11-year-old son who has been captured by the Inuits. She is taken captive herself by Natak, the Inuit clan’s leader, and forced to travel with them to the Land of Ice.
Taking place before contact with Europeans, MAINA introduces us to two fascinating civilizations that founded America.
For the first time ever, INNUS can look at themselves on the big screen, speaking their own language.
For the first time, our youth is offered strong characters they can identify with.
Maïna really represents the inuit's desire to share their story with the world.
We appreciated the producers' respect of our culture while maximizing the benefits for our community.