Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Sugarcane

R In Theaters Fri Aug 9 1h 47m Documentary History List
100% Tomatometer 16 Reviews A stunning tribute to the resilience of Native people and their way of life, SUGARCANE, the debut feature documentary from Julian Brave NoiseCat and Emily Kassie, is an epic cinematic portrait of a community during a moment of international reckoning. In 2021, evidence of unmarked graves was discovered on the grounds of an Indian residential school run by the Catholic Church in Canada. After years of silence, the forced separation, assimilation and abuse many children experienced at these segregated boarding schools was brought to light, sparking a national outcry against a system designed to destroy Indigenous communities. Set amidst a groundbreaking investigation, SUGARCANE illuminates the beauty of a community breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma and finding the strength to persevere. Read More Read Less Coming Soon In Theaters Fri Aug 9 Notify Me

Cast & Crew

In the Shadow of Beirut 100% % In the Shadow of Beirut TRAILER for In the Shadow of Beirut The Rescue 96% 99% The Rescue TRAILER for The Rescue The Mole Agent 95% 84% The Mole Agent Storm Lake 89% % Storm Lake Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger 100% % Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

Critics Reviews

View All (16) Critics Reviews
Dwight Brown DwightBrownInk.com This is documentary filmmaking at its best. A credit to the genre. Compelling, spiritual and enlightening. Rated: 4/4 Feb 8, 2024 Full Review Valerie Complex Deadline Hollywood Daily This powerful documentary operates from a place of pure and total empathy. Jan 31, 2024 Full Review Joe Leydon Variety Co-directors Julian Brave NoiseCat and Emily Kassie deliver a quietly devastating account of unpunished crimes committed by representatives of the Catholic Church. Jan 31, 2024 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette It is a nonfiction film made with remarkable empathy and restraint, a sober but humane interrogation of the recurrent damage done by arrogantly applied benign intentions. May 17, 2024 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A powerful and searing historical documentary. Rated: A Apr 9, 2024 Full Review Louisa Moore Screen Zealots The documentary’s critical yet empathetic tone gives justice to these painful, shocking stories about a horrifying legacy of Indigenous abuse. Mar 6, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

Movie Info

Synopsis A stunning tribute to the resilience of Native people and their way of life, SUGARCANE, the debut feature documentary from Julian Brave NoiseCat and Emily Kassie, is an epic cinematic portrait of a community during a moment of international reckoning. In 2021, evidence of unmarked graves was discovered on the grounds of an Indian residential school run by the Catholic Church in Canada. After years of silence, the forced separation, assimilation and abuse many children experienced at these segregated boarding schools was brought to light, sparking a national outcry against a system designed to destroy Indigenous communities. Set amidst a groundbreaking investigation, SUGARCANE illuminates the beauty of a community breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma and finding the strength to persevere.
Director
Emily Kassie, Julian Brave NoiseCat
Producer
Emily Kassie, Kellen Quinn
Distributor
National Geographic Documentary Films
Production Co
Kassie Films, Impact Partners, Fit Via Vi Film Productions, Hedgehog Films
Rating
R
Genre
Documentary, History
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 9, 2024, Limited
Runtime
1h 47m