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Directed by Georg Koszulinski

Washington 2018 85 mins. In English

The island of Haida Gwaii, off the coast of British Columbia, is still home to the native Haida people, who at one time lived on other islands and coastlines before fleeing Western incursion. In the wake of forced assimilation brought about by Canada’s Indian Residential Schools, the Haida Nation continues to face great challenges in retaining their cultural and economic sovereignty. From the perspective of a young Haida poet (Towustasin Stocker), White Ravens bears witness to the transgenerational trauma of colonization as survivors, their children, and grandchildren struggle with the effects of substance abuse, suicide, and interfamily trauma.

Genres: Documentary