PUBLIC SHOWING on Saturday April 13 @ 10:00AM
Elementary School screening on Tuesday April 16 @ 12:30PM – registration here
On a cold winter’s day in 1940, Jules and his mom move to live with his uncle, the mayor of a settler’s village in northern Quebec. He is banned from school because of his rare and unsightly skin condition, which the homestead community believe must be contagious. From that moment on his greatest wish is to be cured. When Jules’ dog runs off into the woods, he has no choice but to search for his beloved pet. On the way, he meets Asha, a mysterious young Indigenous girl, just like the one he read about. Together, they venture to the other side of the wild forest in search of Asha’s family– they may have the medicine Jules needs to cure his disease. On this vast journey nature reveals itself to be full of life and remarkable secrets. Somewhere between imagination and reality, Jules and Asha begin to piece together the true history of the land, and ultimately confront the misguided settlers.
Themes: family, friendship, care and stewardship, leadership, Indigenous and human rights, colonialism, dynamics of power, nature, animation
Advisory: some implied violence, bullying, racist language and behaviour
Feature film recommended for age: 9+