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Bones of Crows is told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears as she survives a childhood in Canada’s residential school system to continue her family’s generational fight in the face of systemic starvation, racism, and sexual abuse. She uses her uncanny ability to understand and translate codes into working for a special division of the Canadian Air Force as a Cree code talker in World War II. The story unfolds over 100 years with a cumulative force that propels us into the future.

An emotionally powerful work, Bones of Crows offers the light of hope while showing how Canada’s past still darkens the present.

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The acting in Bones of Crows is superb throughout, but I want to especially call out the trio of Summer Testawich, Grace Dove, and Carla-Rae, who take us through Aline’s journey seamlessly.

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Runtime 124 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Marie Clements
Starring Grace Dove, Phillip Lewitski, Rémy Girard
Language English & Cree With English Subtitles


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