Bootlegger *In-person* | Halifax
Mani, a master’s student, returns to the reserve in northern Quebec, where she grew up. Resolved to reintegrate into the community, she gets involved in the debate around a referendum on allowing the free sale of alcohol on the reserve. Laura, a bootlegger, pockets the profits she makes under the protection of the band council and her partner Raymond, who is still angry with Mani, whom he holds responsible for the death of his daughter. Opposing forces quickly divide the community into two sides that face each other to determine the best path to independence.
Director: Caroline Monnet (Anishinaabe)
Associate Producer: Sheldon McGregor (Anishinaabe)
Canada | 2021 | 81 min
English/French/Anishinaabe w English Subtitles | Dramatic Feature
In Person Event
Scotiabank Theatre Halifax
190 Chain Lake Dr
Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist of Algonquin ancestry from Outaouais, Quebec. Her first feature film entitled Bootlegger was selected for both CineMart and the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2016. Following her residency in Paris, she won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, an award granted by the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) and the Cinéfondation.
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