At 35 years old, filmmaker Gil Cardinal makes the decision to seek out his biological family, sending him on a journey into his own roots, uncovering an ancestry he knew nothing about. As Cardinal discovers that he was forcibly taken from his Métis mother, the film shifts into addressing the ongoing systematic oppression of Indigenous peoples.
This incredibly personal documentary was a landmark in Indigenous storytelling on film, and received many accolades including the Gemini award for directing.
Gil Cardinal (Métis)
Gil Cardinal (Métis), Don Cardinal (Métis)
Biography, BIPOC Stories, Classics, History, Indigenous Filmmaker, Social Justice & Politics