Screening Monday, December 5, 2016
Regina Public Library Theatre
2311 12th Avenue
Drama, 1 hour, 26 minutes, Canada
When a teenaged girl commits suicide in a remote Northern Ontario Aboriginal community, it’s up to her brother Shane to take care of their family. Shane was supposed to move to the city for University in the fall, and he has been trying to convince his secret boyfriend to come with him, but now everything is uncertain. Shane is torn between his responsibilities at home and the promise of freedom calling to him from the city. He pushes through barrier after barrier, determined to take care of his mom and earn money for school. But when circumstances take a turn for the worse and Shane has to choose between his family or his future, what will he do?
Director: Adam Garnet Jones is a Canadian writer, editor and director of Cree and Métis heritage whose work includes over 20 short films that have been broadcast on television and the big screen, and have received positive international response. Jones grew up in Alberta and British Columbia before moving to Toronto, Ontario to study at Ryerson University, from which he received a B.F.A. in film studies. “Fire Song” was his feature length directorial debut.