The Grandfather Drum

Director: Michelle Derosier Year: 2016 Run Time: 11min

As the balance of the world turns upside down for the Anishinabek people, a grandfather builds a healing drum to save his grandson and his people from sickness. This unique animation follows the story of Naamowin’s drum, a drum revered for it’s healing powers by the Anishinabek of the upper Berens River.  Upon the death of his grandson, Naamowin builds a healing drum given to him in a dream that can restore life.  However, Christianity and government have other plans that disrupt the delicate balance between the sky-world and the underworld.


Director(s):

Michelle Derosier

Writer(s):

Michelle Derosier

Producer(s):

Michelle Derosier

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

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