Opening Night Gala

When Link (Phillip Lewitski) discovers that his Mi'kmaw mother is still alive, he runs away from an abusive father with his younger brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony) in a desperate gamble to start a new life. Joined by Pasmay (Joshua Odjick), a pow wow dancer drawn to Link’s story, they embark on a Two-Spirit odyssey, reconnecting with the culture and territory of Mi'kma'ki/Nova Scotia while searching for Link’s mother, Sarah (Savonna Spracklin). Written and directed by Bretten Hannam, a Two-Spirit L’nu filmmaker raised in Kespukwitk, Mi’kma’ki, Wildhood is an uplifting and inspiring adventure, and an indelible celebration of Mi’kmaq heritage and community. Redefining the conventional road movie through an L’nu worldview, Hannam presents a coming-of-age story that speaks to the importance of connecting with language and culture, and discovering who you truly are.

Available on FIN Stream at 7:00pm, September 16th, 2021 for 24 hours.
Ticketholders have 24 hours to complete the stream once they start a particular presentation.

Director:  Bretten Hannam
Writer:  Bretten Hannam
Producers:  Gharrett Patrick Paon, Julie Baldassi, Damon D'Oliveira
Cast:  Phillip Lewitski, Joshua Odjick, Avery Winters-Anthony, Savonna Spracklin, Joel Thomas Hynes
Cinematographer:  Guy Godfree
Editor: Shaun Rykiss
Country:  Canada
Province:  NS
Language:  English & Mi'kmaq
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  100 minutes