A Cree-Métis director from La Ronge premieres her latest feature film in her hometown on Friday.
Night Raiders, a film by Danis Goulet, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The film takes place in a future after the civil war in North America and follows a mother Kri who tries to prevent her daughter from taking over the state.
Goulet said the film was influenced by the colonization of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
“I started writing (Night Raiders“around 2013 and I just wanted to look at the impact of different colonial policies on the lives and families of the natives, especially in the school housing system.”
Goulet said she is excited to bring the film home, but is also a little worried.
“I’m really excited, also a little nervous because I really want people at home to like it,” he said. “I tell stories from my heart and I really tell them about home. “There are a few small things in the film that La Ronge audiences can recognize.”
The film will be played at the Kikinahk Friendship Center at 7 p.m.
Goulet said she brought the film to La Ronge because she wanted to make sure her city supporters had access to it.
“For me, it’s like coming home and it’s also very important that people in La Ron .e, because there are no cinemas there or cinemas, also have access to the film.”
The event, organized by the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, is free. All ages are welcome to attend, but the film has a PG-13 rating.
(PHOTO: Top, Night Raiders movie poster. Below, Danis Goulet has been working in cinema since 1998. The photos are courtesy of Danis Goulet.)
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