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Night Raiders

Directed by Danis Goulet
2021
Canada, New Zealand
97 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A thrilling sci-fi tale of Indigenous resistance directed by Cree/Métis filmmaker Danis Goulet and executive produced by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, SFF 2014). Selected Berlinale 2021.
In the not-too-distant future, all children have become property of the state. They are forced to fight in wars for ever-draining resources. To avoid this fate, Niska (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, SFF 2019) and daughter Waseese (Brooklyn Letexier-Hart) live off the grid. But when mother and daughter are forced to seek medical help, tough decisions must be made. The fight for future generations, Indigenous sovereignty and solidarity beats at the heart of Danis Goulet’s dystopian feature debut. In this joint Canada-New Zealand production, Goulet skillfully reminds us that First Nations peoples around the world were all too familiar with the trappings of dystopia long before the genre became popular.
With impressive performances by the ensemble cast, Night Raiders is an exciting addition to the rising body of Indigenous genre films, firmly establishing Goulet as a thrilling – and skilful – storyteller.
Josefine Algieri, One Room with a View
By innovating within these familiar tropes, director Danis Goulet has delivered a fresh spin on what could have easily been a repetition of all that has come before.
Oliver Johnston, The Upcoming
Program Strand
First Films, First Nations
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Canada, New Zealand
Language
In English, Maori and Cree with English subtitles
Director
Danis Goulet
Producer
Tara Woodbury, Paul Barkin, Ainsley Gardiner, Georgina Allison Conder, Chelsea Winstanley
Cast
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Brooklyn Letexier-Hart, Alex Tarrant
Screenwriter
Danis Goulet
Cinematographer
Daniel Grant
Editor
Jorge Weisz
Production Company
Alcina Pictures
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