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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)

R | | Crime, Drama | 31 May 2014 (USA)
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Red Crow Mi'kmaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.

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The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Devery Jacobs ... Aila (as Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs)
Glen Gould ... Joseph
Brandon Oakes ... Burner
Roseanne Supernault ... Anna
Mark Antony Krupa ... Popper (as Mark Anthony Krupa)
Cody Bird Cody Bird ... Sholo (as Cody Bird)
Nathan Alexis ... Angus
Kenneth D'Ailleboust Kenneth D'Ailleboust ... Maytag
Kent McQuaid ... Milch
Katherine Sorbey Katherine Sorbey ... Ceres
Miika Bryce Whiskeyjack ... Young Aila (as Miika Whiskeyjack)
Shako Mattawa Jacobs Shako Mattawa Jacobs ... Jujijj
Stewart Myiow Stewart Myiow ... Gisigu
Louis Beauvais Louis Beauvais ... Tyler
Muin Gould Muin Gould ... Young Joseph
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Red Crow Mi'kmaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that meansimprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her "truancy tax", keeping her out of St. Ds. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila's world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight - and Mi'kmaq don't run. Written by monterey media

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On the Red Crow Rez, growing up means getting even.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, drug use, language, sexual references and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Micmac

Release Date:

31 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rimes pour revenants See more »

Filming Locations:

Kahnawake, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$164, 31 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$909, 7 November 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Realistic portrayal of a reservation family intent on survival
10 September 2015 | by ten-oftenSee all my reviews

I've always been a fan of stories about Native American life. Doesn't mean all the stories I read or watch end up being good.

This is a good one. Also, as a citizen of the USA, it is a little odd to watch one regarding abuse and racism against Indians by the British via "Queen's Laws" in Canada instead of the USA, since most of the western world prefers to pretend only whites in the USA abused minorities.

But beyond a reminder of just how recently people were torturing and destroying the lives of a darker skinned people, this story goes into the family relationships and survival techniques in a world which offered few options for those things which keep us human.


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