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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Presented by the ICCC)


Rated 14A
Genre Drama
Duration 88 Min
Starring Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould, Brandon Oakes
Director Jeff Barnaby
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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Presented by the ICCC)

Release Date: November 27, 2017


The film explores intersections of Indigenous identity, government policy, the residential school era, and the survival strategies of a fictional family on the Red Crow Mi’g Maq reservation in 1976 through the perspective of Aila, age 15. A youth’s perspective is limited by their experience, and the film conveys this beautifully, giving mythic significance to images captured in graffiti, sketchbook doodling, recently abandoned buildings, and stories passed down from adults. Opposing economies presented by the school and Indian agent, and a black-market drug trade, present equally corrupt directions for youth to align themselves with power; the option left is to break apart the only world(s) they have known. While dark, the overall theme is the strength of family connections, art, and friendship to sustain youth struggling to vision beyond current circumstances, and against the oppressions of historical governmental policies. Written, directed and acted primarily by First Nations artists, the film is a contemporary exploration of Indigenous identity and resistance. It was awarded Best Canadian Feature Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival (2014), Best Actor and Director at the American Indian Film Festival (2014), and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the Canadian Screen Awards (2014).

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Tasha Hubbard (Professor, English), Damien Lee (Professor, Indigenous Studies), Kathryn Labelle (Professor, History) and Kristina Bidwell (Associate Dean of Aboriginal Affairs)


This synopsis provided by IMDB.

Showtimes

Last Updated: November 3, 2017


Broadway Theatre

7:00PM November 27, 2017

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