A rebellious two-spirit teenager runs away from home to find his birth mother and reclaim his Mi’kmaw heritage.
In a rural east-coast trailer park, Link (Philip Lewitski) lives with his toxic father and younger half-brother Travis (Avery Winters-Anthony). When Link discovers his Mi’kmaw mother could still be alive, it lights a flame and they make a run for a better life. On the road, they meet Pasmay (Canadian Screen Award Winner, Joshua Odjick), a pow wow dancer drawn to Link. As the boys journey across Mi’kma’ki, Link finds community, identity and love in the land where he belongs.
Awards & Press Quotes
“A moving coming-of-age story from a promising director.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Enlivened by a galvanizing breakout performance from Phillip Lewitski.” – Indiewire
“Such a gorgeous film… Hannam shares concepts of fluidity, gender, sexuality, sacredness and vulnerability in a truly magical way.” – The Austin Chronicle
“‘Wildhood’ is a beautiful testament to the power of authentic storytelling.” – Indiewire