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Trailer for ‘Sugarcane’, Acclaimed Documentary About an Indigenous Community

Trailer for ‘Sugarcane’, Acclaimed Documentary About an Indigenous Community

Trailer for ‘Sugarcane’, Acclaimed Documentary About an Indigenous Community

By Alex Billington
July 10, 2024
Source: YouTube

“I want to know the whole story.” National Geographic has released the full official trailer for its acclaimed documentary Sugar caneThe film, which premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, won a major documentary award. Best Director There, we celebrate the film’s two producers, Julian Brave NoiseCat and Emily Kassie, both making their feature debuts. The film follows a shocking investigation into the Canadian Indian residential school system, focusing on abuse and the many missing children, sparking a reckoning in the lives of survivors and their descendants on the nearby Sugarcane Reserve in British Columbia, Canada. A striking tribute to the resilience and way of life of Indigenous people, Sugar cane is a bracing cinematic portrait of a community at a time of international reckoning. It received rave reviews at Sundance, which called it “as much an art piece about the sins of the past as it is about living with the memory of those sins in the present.” It feels like a profoundly meaningful and important story to share with the world. Don’t miss it.

Here’s the official trailer (+ poster) for Brave NoiseCat and Kassie’s documentary Sugar canedirectly YouTube:

In 2021, evidence of unmarked graves was discovered on the grounds of a local Native American school run by the Catholic Church in Canada (part of the Canadian Native American residential school system). After years of silence, the forced separation, assimilation, and abuse that many children experienced in these segregated residential schools was brought to light, sparking a national outcry against a system designed to destroy Indigenous communities. Set amidst a groundbreaking official investigation, Sugercane illuminates the beauty of a community breaking cycles of generational trauma and finding resilience. Sugar cane is a documentary film co-directed by the filmmakers Julian Brave NoiseCat & Emily Cassieboth are making their feature directorial debuts. Produced by Emily Kassie and Kellen Quinn, the film premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it also won the Directing Award. National Geographic’s first Sugar cane Opening in select theaters in the US August 9, 2024For more information, visit: official website.

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