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BBFC RatingWildhood

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GenreDrama, Romance
Director(s)Bretten Hannam
Writer(s)Bretten Hannam
LanguageMicmac, English
Running Time1HR 48MINS
SeasonMain Programme

A two-spirited teenager runs away from home in search for his believed-to-be-dead mother and to reconnect with his Mi’kmaw heritage in Bretten Hannam's very personal coming-of-age drama.

Escaping an abusive father with his younger half-brother in tow, the rebellious Link (Phillip Lewitski) flees his trailer park home in search of his mother and a fresh start.

On the way he meets Pasmay (Joshua Odjick), an indigenous two-spirit teenager who joins them as they travel across Mi’kmaq territory in rural Nova Scotia. As a close bond begins to form with Pasmay, Link learns to come to terms with his own complex heritage, racial identity and sexuality.

Beautifully shot in stunning eastern Canada locations, Bretten Hannam's finely crafted film is a critically acclaimed and sensitively observed tale of first love and self-acceptance.

“With palpable rawness, vulnerability and authenticity, Wildhood intimately connects Link’s personal growth within a larger assertion of indigenous resilience.” – Complex CA

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