We have been outspoken fans of director Jeff Barnaby since we first came across his short film work here at ScreenAnarchy some years ago. A native Canadian filmmaker who wears his politics on a very confrontational sleeve in a way sure to challenge audiences of all stripes - his critiques encompass both native and white cultures and his satiric voice is biting in the extreme - and we have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of his debut feature Rhymes For Young Ghouls
Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian
child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. In the
kingdom of the crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That
means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs
At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow.
Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her
"truancy tax", keeping her out her out of St.Ds. But when Aila's drug
money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the
precarious balance of Aila's world is destroyed.
Her only options are to run or fight ... and Mi'gMaq don't run.
Though we don't have a release date or trailer for this one yet a pair of fabulous new stills have arrived on the official Facebook page
. Check 'em out below.
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