Director: Michelle Derosier, Marie-Hélène Cousineau Run Time: 90min Genre(s): Drama
In the midst of the 1845 mining boom on the shores of Lake Superior, newlywed Anishinaabe woman Angelique (Julia Jones) agrees to accompany her voyageur husband, on a copper expedition. Left by the rest of the crew to guard a large discovery on a remote island, the couple must survive for weeks dealing with the harsh winter conditions and a quickly dwindling food supply.
As hunger sets in, Angelique – a devout Christian – struggles with her faith and must rely on the teachings she received from her grandmother in order to survive. A testament to the strength and resilience of Indigenous women, Angelique’s Isle also stars Tantoo Cardinal and Aden Young.
Based on the novel Angelique Abandoned by James R. Stevens and the true story of 17-year-old Angelique Mott, Angelique’s Isle is a beautiful and harrowing true tale of perseverance and survival.
Venue: Michael Garron Hospital, Private Dining Room, 4th Floor
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Guest(s): Little Brown Bear, Ernest W. Matton
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.
Michael Garron Hospital, Private Dining Room, 4th Floor, 825 Coxwell Ave., Toronto, ON, M4C 3E7