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Catalogue Number:  AS0648
Producer:  Animiki See Distribution Inc.
Producing Agencies:  Reunion Pacific Entertainment and Mama-OO Pictures Inc.
Subject:  Drama, Entertainment, Feature Film, Indigenous Peoples, Nature
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  104:37

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MONKEY BEACH is a dramatic feature film based on the book by indigenous author Eden Robinson. Waking up in her East Vancouver apartment, Lisa (Grace Dove) is contacted by her cousin’s ghost (Sera-Lys McArthur). Returning to her Haisla kin in Kitimaat Village, BC, she works to save her brother, Jimmy, (Joel Oulette) who mysteriously vanishes at sea, while she contends with mystical creatures lurking in the nearby woods. This captivating allegory touches upon the challenge of coexisting with the ghosts that haunt us and spirits who might enlighten us.

The film is about reconnection with the land, its denizens, and the secrets it holds. Monkey Beach, set in the magnificent forests and waterways of the Pacific Northwest, is also a testament to the ability of Indigenous women to not just endure trials but emerge from them empowered. Haisla cultural stories are woven into the contemporary lives of Lisa and her family, along with a cast of otherworldly characters including ghosts and Sasquatches -- the 'monkeys' of Monkey Beach.

Please be advised that some of the language used in this film may be offensive to some viewers. 

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