Master documentarian Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The students at a local school for the Norway House Cree Nation discuss their aspirations for the future and reflect on how they are feeling more hopeful than previous generations.
By discussing the effects of intergenerational trauma, substance abuse and many other issues facing Indigenous communities, the students are able to undergo a process of collective healing that shows that the strength of the community comes from the people within it.
“Obomsawin shows no signs of slowing down, and the fire that drives her cause is still burning.” – Kieran Fisher, Nonfics
(2017) Director: Alanis Obomsawin Screenwriter: Alanis Obomsawin 97 Minutes. PG. English.