Night Raiders director Danis Goulet on why setting Indigenous stories in the future is activism – NOW Magazine

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Night Raiders director Danis Goulet on why setting Indigenous stories in the future is activism – NOW Magazine

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202114 Views

The former ImagineNATIVE executive director discusses making room for children and paving the way for Indigenous storytelling in Canada

Director Danis Goulet brought her kids to the Night Raiders set. Her 11-year-old daughter got to call “action” on some of the most intense sequences in the dystopian thriller, which receives its world premiere today (Tuesday, March 2) at the Berlin International Film Festival.

“Children are a part of every Indigenous space,” says Goulet, who advocates for breaking down the separation between work and family. “You go to an art gallery opening for Indigenous artists and there are kids all over the place. That presence is really important.”

If there’s a silver lining in the pandemic for Goulet, it’s seeing children playing in their pajamas in the background of work Zoom meetings.

Read More: https://nowtoronto.com/movies/night-raiders-danis-goulet-activism-telling-indigenous-stories-in-the-future

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