Thunder Rolling Home
2019, 05:35 minutes, B&W, English
Thunder Rolling home is a film about my father's time spent in the Native Residential School system and the courage it took to reclaim his heritage. He tells the story through a poem, Picking Up The Pieces, written by myself Sharon Isaac. The film chronicles the journey through a series of black and white pictures taped on 16 mm film. The viewer then is taken to present day and comes full circle and showing a brighter future with the reclaiming of our culture, pride in our hair through braids, dancers, grandmother's love, and language revitalization.
The film was produced during Saugeen Takes on Film, a Film Farm and Fabulous Festival of Film workshop with artists, storytellers, knowledge keepers, and youth from the community. The workshop was held in collaboration with Saugeen First Nation Employment and Training Centre, and funded by the Ontario Arts Council and SSHRC through Archive/Counter Archive.
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