Dir. Marie Clements
2022, Canada, 127 min
English, French and Cree with English subtitles
Removed from their family home and forced into Canada’s residential school system, Cree musical prodigy Aline and her siblings are plunged into a struggle for survival. Bones of Crows is Aline’s journey from child to matriarch, a moving multi-generational epic of resilience, survival and the pursuit of justice.
Bones of Crows was filmed on the traditional territories of the Esquimalt Nation, Kwikwetlem First Nation, Lekwungen Songhees Nation, Musqueam Nation, Okanagan Nation, Scia’new First Nation (Beecher Bay), Squamish Nation, Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓ pemc, Tla’amin Nation, Tsartlip Nation (North Saanich), Tseycum First Nation (Saanich), Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
Content warning: This film contains scenes of systemic child abuse, sexual abuse, starvation, racism and colonial violence.
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“A sweeping drama grounded in historical truth, Bones of Crows weaves together underrepresented moments in Canadian and Indigenous history, including the Indigenous contributions to WW2, the ongoing cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Aline’s story enriches our understanding of the past and empowers us to address our collective future.” – Elevation Pictures