Guided by the spirit of her grandmother and the wisdom of her aging uncle, filmmaker Michelle Derosier struggles to persuade four generations of her kin to revive their traditional annual wild rice (Manomin) harvest. Realizing they are only a few years away from the complete loss of this ancient tradition, she hopes the teachings of her ancestors can be passed on to her children and her grandchildren before it’s too late.
Shot deep in the forests of Northwestern Ontario, Canada, this film is a visually-stunning, lyrical love-letter to a family and a culture. It is about the spiritual connection to the land that defines the Anishinabek (Ojibway) people and how that connection can be maintained while living in an ever-changing world.
A PRODUCTION OF THUNDERSTONE PICTURES
Written and Produced by MICHELLE DEROSIER and DAVE CLEMENT
Directed by MICHELLE DEROSIER Cinematographer DAVE CLEMENT Featuring Music by JASON BURNSTICK and FAYE BLAIS
Edited by MICHELLE DEROSIER and DAVE CLEMENT
Made Possible by Support from
THE CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS and THE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL