True North | First Stories
After her devoted sister vanishes from their Mohawk community, eight-year-old Ivy (Lake Kahentawaks Delisle) joins her mother Susan (Carmen Moore) in a desperate search that lays bare the indifference of the authorities to a missing Indigenous teen. As their investigation leads them from their cloistered community, Sonia Bonspille Boileau (Le Dep) uncovers instances of warmth and grace in this delicate depiction of a child forging a stronger sense of identity and family by contending with the unthinkable.
Sonia B. Boileau is a bilingual Mohawk filmmaker and a graduate from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Over the last decade, Sonia has developed and produced television projects in English and French, ranging from children’s programming to socially driven documentaries.
Winner: Best Actress, American Indian Film Festival (Lake Delisle)
FIRST STORIES: features made by and about Indigenous Women
"This Canadian made film grabbed my heart and squeezed tight… Films like this need to be seen, stories like this need to be told." Leanne McLaren, iHeartradio