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Directed by Barri Chase

2017 100 mins. In English

In 1969, Jett, a girl of mixed Caucasian and indigenous descent, is forced to move with her mother and brother to a reservation. Her brother abandons her to join the local Fort Gang Boys, who relentlessly torment her as she does everything she can to get into their boys-only group. After meeting a neighbor and tribal watchman, Jett unwillingly embarks on a spiritual journey into the world of Native American story and belief. Pursued by the Fort Gang Boys, Jett seeks out an island where an ancient spirit will awaken her ability to grasp the true meaning of her purpose as a human being.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.