Friday 24 March 7.15pm | ACMI Cinema 2
| Unclassified - Restricted to persons 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult
Full $22 | Concession $17 | Blak Tix $13 | 3 Film Pass $45 | 5 Film Pass $75
Mani, a master’s student, returns to the remote place in northern Quebec where she grew up. Her painful past resurfaces. Resolved to reintegrate into her former home, she gets involved in the debate around a referendum on allowing the free sale of alcohol. Laura, a bootlegger, pockets the profits she makes there under the protection of the band council and her partner Raymond. The latter is still angry with Mani, whom he holds responsible for the death of his daughter in a fire. Two radically opposed women divide the community into two sides who face each other to determine the best path to independence.
Director: Caroline Monnet (Algonquin)
Producer: Catherine Chagnon
Writers: Caroline Monnet, Daniel Watchorn
Canada | 2021 | 81 mins
English | French | Anishinaabemowin
PREVIEW SHORT FILM:
Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics
Director: Terril Calder (Métis) | 2021 | Canada | 19 mins | English
Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics dives deeply into the innate contrast between the Seven Deadly Sins (Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride and Envy) and the Seven Sacred Teachings (Love, Respect, Wisdom, Courage, Truth, Honesty and Humility), as embodied in the life of a precocious Métis baby. Brought to life by Terril Calder’s darkly beautiful stop-motion animation, her inner turmoil of abuse is laid bare with unflinching honesty. Convinced she’s soiled and destined for Hell, Baby Girl receives teachings that fill her with strength and pride, and affirm a path towards healing. Calder’s tour-de-force unearths a hauntingly familiar yet hopeful world that illuminates the bias of colonial systems
NOTE: This film is available in the BIRRARANGGA Film Festival 3-pass and 5-pass ticket packages.