Bootlegger *In-person* | Vancouver

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)
Producer: Catherine Chagnon
Executive Producer: Pierre Even
Associate Producer: Sheldon McGregor (Anishinaabe)
Canada | 2021 | 81 min
English/French/Anishinaabe w English Subtitles | Dramatic Feature

In Person Event
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
88 W Pender St 3rd floor
Vancouver,  BC 
V6B 6N9


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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