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Night Raiders (English)
Saturday, July 27th, 2024
at 18:00
Date
Saturday, July 27th, 2024
at 18:00
Location
Main screening room
Date
July 27th, 2024
Duration
101 min
Cycle
Science fiction

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Winners of six Canadians Screen Awards in 2022, including Best Original Screenplay

Night Raiders
Directed by
Danis Goulet
Language
English
Actors
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Brooklyn Letexier-Hart, Alex Tarrant
Origins
Canada, New Zealand
Year
2021
Duration
101 min
Genre
Action, science fiction, thriller
Format
Digital
Synopsis

In a dystopian future, children are considered the property of the military regime which trains them to fight in a state boarding school. A Cree woman tries to get her daughter back. A parable about the situation of the First Nations, seen from a female perspective.

Night Raiders
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Danis Goulet

Danis Goulet is a Cree-Métis film director and screenwriter, whose debut feature film, Night Raiders, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2021. Goulet's first experience in the film industry was in 1998. She was assistant to the casting director for a CBC miniseries about the life of Chief Big Bear that was filming in Regina. She moved to Toronto in the early 2000s to study at the Canadian Film Centre. After being asked to cast a "Pocahontas type" for an American television pilot, convincing her that Indigenous people needed more creative control over their own stories, Goulet began to realize the importance of Indigenous people taking key creative roles in film and changing narratives about Indigenous people. She attended a filmmaking workshop in New York, which led to her creating her first short film. In 2013, Goulet co-authored a report for Telefilm Canada about the lack of Indigenous feature film production in the country. That year, she began writing Night Raiders. The film had the largest production budget of any Indigenous-led Canadian film. After its premiere, and begin screened in Toronto, she was announced as the 2021 recipient of TIFF's Emerging Talent Award. The film won 6 Canadian Screen Awards in 2022.

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