My Mother My Rock

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A daughter's final promise to her dying mother comes true but the outcome is surprising and otherwordly.
(18-25 Oct UK only) An adult daughter returns home to her First Nations community to search for a boulder to make a fitting headstone for her mother’s gravesite. Her and her teenage daughter are led in the search by an aunt who lives in the community. Prior to her mom’s passing, the daughter made an unusual promise which came true. The daughter and her aunt recount the surprising circumstances at the time of her mother’s death, which were welcomed, but otherworldly.

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Director Bio

Kelly Roulette (Ojibwe) is a former social justice lawyer who graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. Following a legal career, she returned to the arts with a focus on expanding her creative writing skills.

Kelly’s love for the dramatic began as a brief stint as an actor with Vancouver’s Spirit Song Theatre School. Shortly after, she began reporting for the CanWest Global television series First Nations Magazine - then joined the UTV News team performing live 24-hour news updates on-air. 

Kelly has graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Certificate in Creative Writing from The Writers Studio, and completed its follow-up adjunct Manuscript Program. Recently, she took her words to the big screen with Sometimes She Smiles, a short film which had its premier at the Victoria Film Festival in February, 2019.

Kelly just completed her new documentary My Mother My Rock, which details the extraordinary events surrounding her mother's passing. It is scheduled to air on APTN and CBC after making the film festival circut.

Credits

Directed by Kelly Roulette

Cast Kelly Roulette
Jacqueline Daniels

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