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Blood Quantum

This screening took place on
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are immune to the zombie plague.  In this future cult hit, Rhymes for Young Ghouls (ALFF 2016) director Jeff Barnaby returns with a visceral zombie film that is whip-smart.

In the film, Traylor, the tribal sheriff (played by the always excellent Michael Greyeyes), must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and reserve riff raff from the hordes of walking white corpses. The film speaks volumes about colonialism and Indigenous erasure calling to mind the 1990 Oka Crisis in Quebec. As the outbreak spreads, people rush to the Mi'qmaq reserve in search of a cure. Meanwhile the community must reckon whether to let the outsiders in risking the extinction of not only their nation, but all of humanity.

Starring an incredible cast, including: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kawenna'Here Devery Jacobs, Michael Greyeyes, Brandon Oakes, William Belleau, Gary Farmer, Forrest Goodluck, Kiowa Gordon, Olivia Scriven and Stonehorse Lone Goeman.

In English and Mi'gmaq w/ English Subtitles

Recommended 18+ - This is a Zombie film that holds fast to the genre – it contains gore, graphic violence and strong language that are considered unsuitable for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Actor Michael Greyeyes and producer John Christou in attendance!

  • Directed by Jeff Barnaby
  • 2019, Quebec
  • 92 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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