In the midst of the 1845 mining boom on the shores of Lake Superior, newlywed Anishinaabe woman Angelique (Julia Jones) agrees to accompany her voyageur husband on a copper expedition. Left by the rest of the crew to guard a large discovery on a remote island, the couple must survive for weeks dealing with the harsh winter conditions and a quickly dwindling food supply.
As hunger sets in, Angelique – a devout Christian – struggles with her faith and must rely on the teachings she received from her grandmother in order to survive. A testament to the strength and resilience of Indigenous women, Angelique’s Isle also stars Tantoo Cardinal and Aden Young.
Based on the novel Angelique Abandoned by James R. Stevens and the true story of 17-year-old Angelique Mott, Angelique’s Isle is a beautiful and harrowing true tale of perseverance and survival.
Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Michelle Derosier (Anishinaabe)
Michelle Derosier (Anishinaabe), James R. Stevens
Julia Jones (Choctaw/Chickasaw), Tantoo Cardinal (Cree/Métis), Aden Young, Charlie Carrick
Michelle Derosier (Anishinaabe), Amos Adetuyi, Dave Clement, Floyd Kane
Biography, BIPOC Stories, Female Filmmaker, History, Indigenous Filmmaker, Literary Adaptation