Opening Night - Bones of Crows
OPENING NIGHT | Thursday 23 March
6:30pm : Opening ceremony
7:00pm : Welcome to Country, speeches and screening
Unclassified - Restricted to persons 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.
$40 includes entry to afterparty with a drink and hors d’oeuvres
We are very proud to present Bones of Crows as the opening night film of BIRRARANGGA Film Festival.
Bones of Crows is a psychological drama told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears, as she survives Canada's residential school system to continue her family's generational fight in the face of systemic starvation, racism, and sexual abuse. Bones of Crows unfolds over one hundred years with a cumulative force that propels us into the future.
Directors: Marie Clements (Métis/Dene)
Writers: Marie Clements (Métis/Dene)
Producers: Marie Clements (Métis/Dene), Christine Haebler, Trish Dolman
Language: English & Cree
Canada | 2022 | 124 mins
PREVIEW SHORT FILM:
I Am Home
Director: Kymon Greyhorse (Navajo/Tongan/2Spirit) | 2021 | USA | 2 mins 25 sec
As time goes on and the world around us shifts, we adapt and change. Although we might look different, deep down we are still the same. We are made from Mother Earth: mud, wood, love, and patience. This film explores the beauty of Diné (Navajo) architecture, the Female Hogan, through poetry.
Please note: Opening night celebrations include a Welcome to Country with a special performance by the Djirri Djirri dance group, a premiere screening and an afterparty.