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Gods Acre

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Catalogue Number:  HF0000
Producer:  Halfbreed Films
Directors:  Stepanowich, Kelton
Producing Agencies:  Halfbreed Films
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, Science, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2016
Running Time:  15:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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"Gods Acre" is the story of a older Aboriginal man (Lorne Cardinal) being forced to adapt to a constantly changing world. Climate change has altered the way people live, bringing droughts and floods to previously unaffected areas. And yet, a man continues to live alone in the wilderness like his family before him. Even before global warming and its catastrophic consequences, he was an outlier to society. His roots remained firmly planted in the customs his family passed on to him. However, every day the outside world’s problems are landing closer to his doorstep. Water is rising and swallowing the land his cabin stands on. Now, he must abandon his birthplace or adapt to the new conditions.


ImagineNative Film Festival – Best Canadian Short Film

Edmonton International Film Festival – Best Short Film

Danforth East Film Festival – Best Canadian Short Film

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Toronto International Film Festival 2016

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