Blood Quantum (2019)

General Info:

Release date: Sept 05, 2019.
Distributed by : Elevation Pictures
Language : English
Category : Horror
Runtime : 1hr 36m | 96 minutes
Rated For : NR

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Blood Quantum is a 2019 Canadian horror film directed by Jeff Barnaby and starring Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Forrest Goodluck, Kiowa Gordon, Brandon Oakes, Olivia Scriven, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, and Gary Farmer. The film depicts the effects of a zombie uprising on a First Nations reserve whose residents are personally immune to the plague because of their indigenous heritage, but must still cope with the consequences of its effects on the world around them, including a wave of white refugees seeking shelter on the reserve. source

“The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.source

The term “blood quantum” refers to a colonial blood measurement system that is used to determine an individual’s Indigenous status, and is criticized as a tool of control and erasure of Indigenous peoples. The words take on even more provocative implications as the title of Jeff Barnaby’s sophomore feature, which grimly depicts an apocalyptic scenario where in an isolated “Mi’gmaq” community discover they are the only humans immune to a zombie plague. As the citizens of surrounding cities flee to the “Mi’gmaq” reserve in search of refuge from the outbreak, the community must reckon with whether to let the outsiders in – and thus risk not just the extinction of their tribe but of humanity, period. The severe and scathing portrait of post-colonial Indigenous life and culture that Barnaby previously captured in the acclaimed Rhymes for Young Ghouls here deftly collides with the iconography and violent hyperbole typical of the zombie genre


Cast Info:

* Michael Greyeyes AS Traylor
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers AS Joss
Forrest Goodluck Forrest Goodluck AS Joseph
Kiowa Gordon Kiowa Gordon AS Lysol
Olivia Scriven Olivia Scriven AS Charlie
Stonehorse Lone Goeman Stonehorse Lone Goeman AS Gisigu
Brandon Oakes Brandon Oakes AS Bumper
William Belleau William Belleau AS Shooker
Devery Jacobs Devery Jacobs AS James
Gary Farmer Gary Farmer AS Moon
Felicia Shulman Felicia Shulman AS Doris
Lake Delisle Lake Delisle AS Girl with Joss
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes AS Man
* Marc Assiniwi Marc Assiniwi
 AS Warrior (as Marc-André Assiniwi)
* Natalie Liconti Natalie Liconti
 AS Lilith


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