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Kamloops Film Festival – Shana: The Wolf’s Music

March 7, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Images from ShanaSaturday, March 7 at 3pm

Canada/ Switzerland
Directed by Nino Jacusso
In English
Drama/ Family
96 minutes
Not Rated

The coming-of-age story about a Canadian First Nations girl who triumphs over obstacles in her young life. Her new teacher discovers her extraordinary gifts as a violinist. When Shana goes on a spiritual journey, she befriends a wild wolf who guides her and she reconnects with her ancestors, including her mother. Finally, she is able to make peace with her mother’s death and, absorbed by nature and the spiritual world, Shana finds a unique way of musical expression, which will allow her to have a career as a violinist. Filmed with the People of the Creeks, the Lower Nicola Indian Band near Merritt, BC. The entire cast is local and first time film performers. The Swiss director Nino Jacusso who spent seven months with them calls them real actors’ as they are the real people. A moving, magical, and authentic inter-cultural motion picture.

The result is a success for children and teenagers: a movie with white wolves, a drum-laden violin soundtrack and supernatural melancholy. Spiritually charged coming-of-age story Andrea Wildt – Cineman

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!


Paramount Theatre
503 Victoria Street
Kamloops, British Columbia Canada
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