This film might be difficult to watch, but it's "potentially transformational", says Chelsea Vowel. The revenge tale set in the residential schools era is a work of fiction, but every single event portrayed has happened in Canada's indigenous communities.
The Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation has a horrifying history, and it's a story that's been largely untold here in WNY.
Acknowledging and discussing some of the darker parts of Canadian history and understanding the impact. This picture represents the marginalization of individuality and self-expression in the residential school system.
Going to that Residential School didn’t kill what was in us. And now we’re trying to get back some semblance of what we were. But there’s no way we can go back to do what our grandparents used to.exert from the book Out of the Depths.