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National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) is a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. NAC joins as presenting partner in a FREE virtual screening of Blood Quantum, one of more than 1000 film screenings of Canadian films taking place in every corner of the country, and in 40 countries around the world

Blood Quantum
Canada, 2019. Directed by Jeff Barnaby. 96 min. NR

The dead are coming back to life and almost all of Earth’s population are decimated due to a zombie virus, except for the isolated Mi’kmaq reserve of Red Crow, whose indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.

The term “blood quantum” refers to a colonial system enforced on Indigenous peoples in North America which determines their individual status and rights based on their “percentage” of Indigenous ancestry. It is a tool of control, assimilation and erasure of Indigenous peoples.

In this brilliantly provocative horror film set in an isolated Mi’kmaq community, the Indigenous population remains immune to a raging zombie virus infecting the surrounding white population.

Blood soaked, fast paced and darkly comic, Blood Quantum is a wild ride using the zombie genre as a vehicle to explore white supremacy, colonialism, genocide and Indigenous self-determination.

Languages: English; Mi’kmaq

  • Attendees can use the ticketing link to register for screening. They will then receive an automated email with a personal link/ticket to watch the film.
  • Films will become available on April 20th at 7:00am EDT. They will remain accessible for 48 hours.
  • For more detailed instructions on our CanFilmDay+ streaming platform, check out this FAQ

NCFD is an initiative of REEL CANADA, a non-profit organization that brings festivals of Canadian films to communities and schools across the country, all year long. Spotlight on Celebrating Indigenous Voices is being presented in association with imagineNATIVE.

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