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While the print of the film I saw was somewhat whitewashed and did not
reveal the bright richness of color that dominates the landscape on
Ontario's Manitoulin Island,it does reveal the difficulty of mixed races,
even within one's own racial heritage, using multiple layers of memory,
subconscious, and the spirit world to project various possibilities of how
the bitterness and incredible hostility from others reaches into our own
spirit and must be expelled.
Of interest to me was the use of humor throughout the tragedy, and the
uncredited use of First Nation art, images that appear to be Norval
Morriseau - also, one of the sisters is Renae Morriseau - any relation?
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I just watched this film on APTN the other night and I will say that it
was well done. It's a real crying shame that Ms. Morriseau was so
abused in it. :(( I was really mad when I saw her white employer rape
her IN HER OWN HOME!! THEN when her husband came home from work, he
found out what happened to her. That only got him even more mad since
he thought that she was cheating on him when IN FACT SHE WASN'T. The
white employer foolishly forced himself on her!! As a result, her
husband started abusing her but deep down he really didn't want to. She
then killed him although she really didn't wanna do that either.
She was also a victim of that white dumb ass cop who abused her too!! That also angered me a lot!! But what ticked me off the most was when he ended up killing her just because she refused his advances!! Like what the hell was that?!?! Fortunately he got his just desserts at the end when she came back to haunt him by forcing him to veer off the back road that caused him and his cruiser to smash and explode! What sweet, beautiful revenge that was! :D When that happened, her spirit would finally rest in peace. ;) This film is a prime example of how Natives are ALWAYS blamed for things that happen to them!! How about putting blame on the white agitators for a damn change?!?! It's THEM who are the problem causers for Natives, NEVER the other way around. And even if they do make life hard for whites, it's because whites began causing major problems for them first with the land stealing, diseases, residential schools, etc.
But.... ANYWAYS...... that's why I gave this film a 7 out of 10. It was an overall well made film and I think Shirley Cheechoo did a great job in directing it.
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