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Short Films

MARY MACKAGONNE

Year 2019
Runtime 11 mins
Language English
World Premiere

This short film is included in the following package(s): ALBERTA SPIRIT: ALBERTA MADE SHORTS


Creator Sean Smith honours the memory of his great-great-great-great-great grandmother, Mary Mackagonne, a Swampy Cree woman who goes entirely uncredited in Canadian history. The wife of Peter Fidler, a map-maker for the Hudson's Bay Company, she lived the life of a trader, canoeing alongside him on his expeditions and contributing labour to the building and maintaining of forts while also caring for their fourteen children.

The story is based on entries from Fidler's journals. He and Mary and their Metis family are nearly running out of supplies and have lost most of their crew to the rival Northwest Company while Mary is nearly 9 months pregnant. A hired bully from the rival Northwest Company begins a reign of intimidation on the family - forcing them to make a decision for the sake of their family's safety.

Part of the Alberta-Made Shorts Series which will screen 6:30pm on Sunday, September 22 at Globe Cinema and 2:00pm on Sunday, September 29 at Eau Claire. TICKETS $15 and ON SALE NOW!

Writer & Director Sean Smith is in attendance for the Sep. 22 screening; Q&A to follow.

Countries

Canada
Director
Sean Smith
Executive Producer
Sean Smith, Trevor Smith
Producer
Sean Smith
Screenwriter
Sean Smith
Cinematographer
Charles Hamilton
Editor
Sean Smith
Music
Clayton Bellamy, Mitch Merritt
Cast
Kerry James, Kristen Mineault, Shayla Stonechild, Duff Zayonce