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Rhymes for Young Ghouls


Red Crow Mi’g Maq 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.

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 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.

Cast : Starring: Devery Jacobs (Canadian Screen Awards nominee for Rhymes for Young Ghouls – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, and The Blanketing,South of the Moon), Roseanne Supernault (Blackstone, Doomsday Prophecy), Arthur Holden (300, The Aviator, Warm Bodies), Mark Antony Krupa (White House Down,The Wild Hunt, The Sum of All Fears), Glen Gould (Charlie Zone, Older Than America, Cashing In)


(TV-MA) This program is intended to be viewed by mature, adult audiences and may be unsuitable for children under 17. This film has been rated TV-MA by Vision Maker Media in accordance with Federal Communications Commission standards for scenes of extreme violence, death, psychological trauma, drug use, and language.

About the Filmmaker

Jeff Barnaby is a Mi’kmaqi director, writer, composer and film editor. He is best known for his feature films Rhymes for Young Ghouls and Blood Quantum.

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