Rhymes for Young Ghouls // Rimes pour revenants
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Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna?s. That means being at the mercy of ?Popper?, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.? At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her ?truancy tax?, keeping her out her out of St.Ds. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila??'?s world is destroyed. ? ?Her only options are to run or fight ? and Mi?'??gMaq don?'??t run.
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This movie certainly does not shy away from showing you some brutal but necessary imagery. It is, in fact, the imagery and cinematography that I think really makes it something special. From the scenic shots to the close ups.
I also want to give props to every actor on screen. Great work. But especially Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs. Absolutely amazing job.
As far as story goes, while some of the pacing felt a little iffy to me, it did not take away from the story itself. Which is a good one. I especially like how it shows multiple generations of damage. The grandmother, the parents, and Aila, who has all the layers piled on her. (And also, on a bit less mature level, one piece of the ending revenge in particular that was so good to see, after everything that has happened.)
The only people I do not recommend this movie to, are those who are easily triggered by the subject of residential schools, and alcohol/drug abuse. These things /are/ evident in the description alone, though.
The language was also jarring at times. I had to frequently remind myself of the setting's decade. But that might be because I'm young.
OTHERWISE, I think every Canadian should see this, and I don't care if it's a subject you don't want to acknowledge, because there is a very large part of us that do not have that luxury.
I watched this movie last night, and it is still on my mind this morning. I hope that alone can tell you something.