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An exploration of the reality of returning home on the reserve to face family, community and death. We follow Quilla and her sister June as they return to bury their mentally ill mother. They were abandoned by their mother sixteen years ago and haven't returned home for over seven years. From medications to love, addiction revels in the characters lives, edifying their own personal rituals, pain, lust and disappointment. All this leads them through ceremony. It is family that helps Quilla and June to find their true calling in life. Written by Nite Fall Studios

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The film screened at the following festivals: 37th Annual American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA, USA); Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (Austin, TX, USA); Cowichan Film Festival (Cowichan, B, Canada); imagineNATIVE Film Festival (Toronto, ON, Canada); Dreamspeakers Film Festival (Edmonton, AB, Canada); Prescott Film Festival (Prescott, AZ, USA); Cinefest Film Festival (Sudbury, ON, Canada); 4th Annual Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival (Thunder Bay, ON, Canada); Vancouver Indigenous Media Festival (VIMF) (Vancouver, BC, Canada); Winnipeg Native Film Festival (Winnipeg, MB. Canada); Red Fork Film Festival (Tulsa, OK, USA). See more »

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