The Grandfather Drum

The Grandfather Drum

Michelle Derosier | Canada | 2015 | 13 min

This unique animation follows the story of Naamowin’s drum, a drum revered for it’s healing powers by the Anishinabek of the upper Berens River. Upon the death of his grandson, Naamowin builds a healing drum given to him in a dream that can restore life. However, Christianity and government have other plans that disrupt the delicate balance between the sky-world and the underworld.

 

Warnings: This film has been approved for a general audience. However, we would like to point out that the film contains graphic scenes, strong language and/or mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

Film Trailer

https://vimeo.com/146967096

FILM FREE SCREENING

Title
The Grandfather Drum

Duration
10 min

Date
Sat, 8th Oct 2016

Time
7.15am

Venue
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall (5th Floor, Event Hall)

FILM SCREENING INFORMATION

Tajuk Filem / Title
The Grandfather Drum

Jenis / Type
Animation

Tahun / Year
2015

Negara Asal / Country
Canada

Tempoh Tayangan / Duration
13 min

Bahasa / Sarikata
English and Anishinaabe with BM subtitles

Pengarah Filem/ Penerbit / Director / Producer
Michelle Derosier (Director); Michelle Derosier and Sonya Lacroix (Co-producers)

Senarai Pelakon / Actor list (voice only)
“Voice of the Drum and Naamowin” – Fred Suggashie; “Grandson” – Liam Wesley; “Narrator” – Michelle Derosier; “Rez Boys” – Dallas Napash, Liam Wesley and Jayricho Mekanak; “Mishupishu” – Shane Ehman; “Preacher” – William Roberts; “Women by Fire” – Sharon Angeconeb and Esther McKay; “Men by Fire” – Sam Achneepineskum and Fred Suggashie; “Indian Agent” – Shayne Ehman; “Female Spirit” – Nicole Wesley

Syarikat Pengeluar / Production Company
Thunderstone Pictures