In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Canadian Film Forum presents a special screening of the award-winning film, Wildhood. In this coming-of-age drama, a two-spirit teenager runs away from home to find his birth mother, and reclaim his Mi’kmaw heritage.
A Q&A will follow the screening, with writer-director Bretten Hannam joining virtually and producer Julie Baldassi in person.
Bretten Hannam is a Two-Spirit L’nu filmmaker living in Kespukwitk, L’nuekati (Nova Scotia) where they were raised. Their films deal with themes of community, culture, and language with a focus on Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ identity. They wrote and directed North Mountain, a Two-Spirit thriller that won Best Original Score at the Atlantic Film Festival and the Screen Nova Scotia Award for Best Feature. They also wrote/directed the short film Wildfire which premiered at BFI Flare and went on to play at Frameline LGBT Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, ImagineNative, and Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Recently, they wrote and directed Wildhood, the feature version of the short Wildhood, which premiered at TIFF 2021.