Bearwalker (formerly titled Backroads)
(2000, 83 min. Narrative) CANADA
Producers: Shirley Cheechoo (Cree), Phyllis Ellis, Christine K.
Walker, Heather Rae (Cherokee)
Director: Shirley Cheechoo (Cree)
Produced by: Girls from the Backroads
Actors: Renae Morriseau, Max Martini, Sheila Tousey, Shirley Cheechoo,
Greta Cheechoo, and John Tench
Set on a fictional reserve in Canada in 1976, this dark drama
explores racism and abuse that explode into the lives of four
sisters and the forces that lead to a fateful conclusion.
Image credit: Bearwalker
- courtesy Sophie Giraud