Thunder Bay Community Screening Presents Bones of Crows - April 27th at 7pm. Free to attend!
Bones of Crows is a multi-generational epic and story of resilience told through the
eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears (played throughout her life by Summer Testawich;
Grace Dove, Monkey Beach; and Carla Rae, Rutherford Falls). Removed from their
family home and forced into Canada’s residential school system, young musical prodigy
Aline and her siblings are plunged into a struggle for survival. Over the next hundred
years, Aline and her descendants fight against systemic starvation, racism and sexual
abuse—and to build a more just future.
In the face of a rapidly shifting and hostile world, Aline's remarkable journey moves
through memories of residential school, perilous adventures across snowy traplines and
classified London bureaus, where she works as a code talker in the Second World War.
Supported by her daughter Taylor, a determined lawyer, and granddaughter Percy, the
family’s creative force, Aline must find the strength to step into her role as family
Matriarch and confront the scars of the past.
A sweeping drama grounded in historical truth, Bones of Crows weaves together
underrepresented moments in Canadian and Indigenous history, including the
Indigenous contributions to WW2, the ongoing cases of Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women and Girls and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Aline’s story enriches our understanding of the past and empowers us to address our
Bones of crows is produced by Ayasew Ooskana Pictures Inc, with Marie Clements
Media, Screen Siren Pictures and Grana Productions. The film is written, directed and
produced by Marie Clements, Produced by Trish Dolman and Christine Haebler, and
Executive Produced by Sam Grana, Aaron Gilbert, Steven Thibault, Noah Segal, and
Associate Produced by Leena Minifie and Kerrian Cardinal. Bones of Crows is being
distributed by Elevation Pictures in Canada.