Posted Tuesday 28 Sep 2021
We're looking forward to seeing the work of WIFT NZ members, producers Chelsea Winstanley and Ainsley Gardiner on the big screen at the New Zealand International Film Festival where their feature film Night Raiders will have its NZ premiere. The Canadian-New Zealand co-production received rave reviews at the Berlin and Toronto film festivals and marks the feature film directorial debut of award-winning Saskatchewan-born Cree-Métis writer and director Danis Goulet.
The film follows a desperate Cree woman who joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back. A parable about the experience of the Indigenous peoples of North America, Night Raiders is a female-driven sci-fi drama about resilience, courage and love.
Image: a still from Night Raiders