Mikuan and Shaniss grew up as best friends in their Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised to stick together no matter what, but at 17 their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy, and starts dreaming of leaving the reserve that’s now too small for her dreams.
Myriam Verreault was born in Loretteville, Quebec, and studied history and film at Laval University. Her directorial credits include the films West of Pluto (2008) and My Tribe is My Life (2011). Kuessipan (2019) is her latest film.