1974 | 14 min
This short film is told in the first person by Rose, a Métis woman from northern Alberta who has left a difficult life in the city to rediscover her roots by returning to her Woodland Cree community. Rose reveals the racism, isolation, and health issues she faced when trying to make a life for herself outside her home community, and how she is able to help others now that she has reconnected to her culture. The film is part of a 1970s series of eleven films title Working Mothers by producer/director Kathleen Shannon, exposing inequality for women in accessing education, childcare, and equal pay.
These films led to the creation of Studio D at the National Film Board, the world’s first feminist production studio.
National Film Board Website