Rhymes for Young Ghouls

This event was part of a prior imagineNATIVE Festival.
Co-Presenter: TIFF
Rhymes for Young Ghouls
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Rhymes for Young Ghouls

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Visionary auteur Jeff Barnaby is back with a vengeance, this time applying his dark sensibility to his highly-anticipated first feature film. It’s 1976 and every Native child is required to attend the local resdiential school, a law gleefully and ruthlessly enforced by Popper, the sadistic Indian Agent who runs the school. Aila is a 15-year-old druglord whose payoffs to Popper keep her out of residential school. But when her father returns from a long stint in prison and her drug money goes missing, Aila’s world is turned upside down and she must defend herself – and her crew – from the ruthless Popper. Set against the stark and brutal backdrop of Canada’s residential school system, Barnaby crafts a landmark film that strikes first, challenges conventions and takes no prisoners. Rhymes for Young Ghouls is a must-see film and features a breakout, star-making performance from lead Kawennahere Devery Jacobs.