A thoughtful character study about a young gay Anishinaabe teen at a crossroads in life, Adam Garnet Jones
’ “Fire Song
” explores the social dynamics of a First Nation reservation and the challenges of being gay within the community. The film stars Andrew Martin
as Shane, a closeted kid forced to take care of his family after his sister commits suicide in their remote Northern Ontario Aboriginal community. Though he was supposed to move to the city for University in the fall, he’s torn between his responsibilities at home and the promise of freedom in the city. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
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“It is important for Aboriginal writers and directors to tell stories that respect the complex social position of Aboriginal people, while also exploring the rich emotional and spiritual lives of our characters,” said Jones.