It’s the story of two lost kids whose only landmark in life is
the violence of their father, with whom they live alone in a
slum. Until the two-spirited teenager (Canadian terminology:
a person affiliated with an Aboriginal nation in North
America with a female and a male spirit) stumbles upon
the evidence that his Mi’kmaq mother did not die, contrary
to what his father may have told him. He then decides to
run away with his half-brother to find his mother. On their
way, they meet Pasmay, a young Mi’kmaq who travels from
pow-wow to pow-wow to dance for a few dollars. And by a
combination of circumstances, he became their companion
on this initiatory journey where he claimed his Mi’kmaq
heritage. Capturing road movie in natural and bucolic settings
in Eastern Canada, Wildhood is an initiatory journey,
both sensory and musical, that highlights the richness of
Indigenous heritage and the difficult rehabilitation and
transmission of Mi’kmaq language and culture.

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