In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning about their queer and musical coming of age. Interviews, performances and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician.
Official selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Ages 13 to 18
Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Media Education - Documentary Film
Discuss the significance of the opening of the film. How have issues of identity affected Rae’s personal development? In what way(s) does the director use the landscape to symbolize ideas expressed in the film? What are some of the key messages about gender in My Prairie Home? What can be done to support inclusivity in your school? Create a classroom charter of rights that supports equality and distribute it throughout the school.