Gene Boy Came Home

Gene Boy Came Home

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This short documentary by celebrated filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is a portrait of Eugene "Gene Boy" (pronounced Genie Boy) Benedict, from Odanak Indian Reserve (near Montreal, Quebec). At 17, he enlisted in the US Marines and was sent to the frontlines of the Vietnam War. This film is the account of his 2 years of service and his long journey back to Odanak afterwards.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Credits
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    Philippe Amiguet
  • location sound
    Raymond Marcoux
  • original music
    Francis Grandmont
  • drawings
    Georgette Obomsawin
  • sound editing
    Don Ayer
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • researcher
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Katherine Kasirer
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din

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  • NativeFilmFan

    What a sad story!! :'''(( I cried throughout the whole thing!!

    NativeFilmFan, 14 Jan 2013
  • SusanD

    An intelligent, beautiful film. A gift. Thank you Alanis. I wish i could say "Thank you" to Gene Boy. Peace. Sue

    SusanD, 24 Feb 2011
  • nadianichols

    Thank you, Gene Boy, for helping me to understand my father's hell. I hope that wherever you are, you are home, and have found peace.

    nadianichols, 23 Feb 2011