Video

Savage

Lisa Jackson

2009, 06:00 minutes, colour, Cree with English subtitles

TAPECODE 2006.00

On a summer day in the 1950s, a native girl watches the countryside go by from the back seat of a car. A woman at her kitchen table sings a lullaby in her Cree language. When the girl arrives at her destination, she undergoes a transformation that will turn the woman’s gentle voice into a howl of anger and pain.

In a place like this, there aren’t many chances to be a kid. But, when no one’s watching…

A residential school musical.

Commissioned as part of the imagineNATIVE Film Festival's Embargo Collective.


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