Sask. director explores the impact of colonial policies of Indigenous families in new film – CTV News

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Oct. 11, 2021


Saskatchewan-born writer and director Danis Goulet is exploring colonization through a dystopian science fiction lens in her latest film.

“Night Raiders” – which is set in the year 2043 – imagines children are property of the state in a post-civil war North America and follows a Cree mother and her daughter on the run.

Goulet, who was raised between La Ronge and Regina, says the film mirrors different colonial policies, especially the residential school system.

“Everything in the film, even though it’s set in an imaginary future, is based on real things that happened in the past and it does deal with the separation of children from their parents, which we saw in the 60s Scoop and also the residential school system,” she said.

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