This feature-length documentary from Inuvialuit filmmaker Dennis Allen is an emotional and revealing exploration of addiction among Indigenous people in Canada.
After years of struggle and shame, 5 Indigenous Canadians bravely come forward with their stories of substance abuse, presenting the sensitive topic of alcoholism in an honest and forthright manner. Alex, Paula, Desirae, Stephen, and Dennis himself maintain a deep and devoted commitment to their traditional culture to achieve long-term sobriety. Through their voices, this insightful doc offers an inspirational beacon of hope for others.
Awards and distinctions
Rigoberta Menchu 2nd prize
First Peoples' Festival ( Land InSights ), Montréal
Honourable Mention for The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary
Doxa - Documentary Film and Video Festival, Vancouver
Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Documentary
Available Light Film Festival, Whitehorse
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