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A Celebration of Darkness
Canada / 06:34 / 2015 / sound / colour / English
A woman with a tortured past is triggered to take an unexpected walk down memory lane, she finds herself face-to- face with her inner child. Giving her a chance to make peace with her past. Does she find a way to celebrate darkness or does she become engulfed forever by it?

In 2015, Jaene turned 40. This lead her to become introspective about her unusual life history. From a childhood of severe abuse, neglect, psychiatric institutionalization and being in care, she grew to become a street involved sex worker by 20. She met Elder, Isaac Day from Serpent River First Nations, in the early 2000's. Through his teachings and ceremonies at Thunder Mountain, Jaene was able to turn her life around. This film is a narrative driven experimental self portrait of that journey.

This project was made possible by the LIFT/ImagineNATIVE 16 mm Film Mentorship and premiered at the ImagineNATIVE film + media arts festival in 2015.
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
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Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
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Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725