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Blood Quantum (2019)

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

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Jeff Barnaby

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Jeff Barnaby
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Greyeyes ... Traylor
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers ... Joss
Forrest Goodluck ... Joseph
Kiowa Gordon ... Lysol
Olivia Scriven ... Charlie
Stonehorse Lone Goeman ... Gisigu
Brandon Oakes ... Bumper
William Belleau ... Shooker
Devery Jacobs ... James (as Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs)
Gary Farmer ... Moon
Kent McQuaid ... Shamu
Felicia Shulman ... Doris
Lake Delisle Lake Delisle ... Girl with Joss
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes ... Man
Marc Assiniwi ... Warrior (as Marc-André Assiniwi)
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The term "blood quantum" refers to a colonial blood measurement system that is used to determine an individual's Indigenous status, and is criticized as a tool of control and erasure of Indigenous peoples. The words take on even more provocative implications as the title of Jeff Barnaby's sophomore feature, which grimly depicts an apocalyptic scenario where in an isolated "Mi'gmaq" community discover they are the only humans immune to a zombie plague. As the citizens of surrounding cities flee to the "Mi'gmaq" reserve in search of refuge from the outbreak, the community must reckon with whether to let the outsiders in - and thus risk not just the extinction of their tribe but of humanity, period. The severe and scathing portrait of post-colonial Indigenous life and culture that Barnaby previously captured in the acclaimed Rhymes for Young Ghouls here deftly collides with the iconography and violent hyperbole typical of the zombie genre. The Undead are spectacularly and gruesomely ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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In the beginning of the movie when Moon asks Traylor what took him so long, Traylor mumbles "Fish Mittens" which is the name of the strip club from the movie "Rhymes for Young Ghouls", also directed by Jeff Barnaby. See more »

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At the end of the movie when Joseph shoots Charlie in the boat, he fires at a downward angle that would have put a hole in the boat, causing the boat to take on water and eventually sink. Yet hours later, the boat is fine and is still afloat. See more »

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Moon: The Earth is an animal. Livin' and breathin'.
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If you've seen a zombie movie, you've seen this movie.
3 May 2020 | by www-KZRSee all my reviews

I just watched it, I thought it started strong but got confused at the end. I loved seeing Natives on screen. The story was a bit all over the place for me, and I felt like the conflict in the movie wasnt as strong. The baby scene at the beginning was deadly, I thought that would set the tone but the rest felt weak. Way to go for the natives being immune tho,


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Micmac

Release Date:

16 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Quantum See more »

Filming Locations:

Listuguj, Quebec, Canada See more »

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Prospector Films See more »
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2.39:1
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