AITAMAAKO’TAMISSKAPI NATOSI: BEFORE THE SUN
GRADES 5-12 | NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
Logan Red Crow is a strong and spirited young Siksika woman who lives on her ancestral lands in Blackfoot Territory. Horses are a way of life for her tight-knit family, and Logan draws strength from her bond with the animals, as have many generations before her. She is determined to compete in the Indian Relay race, one of the most dangerous bareback horse races in the world. Although her family is supportive, she faces many challenges, like the lack of competitive events for women, and pressure from her father — who’s concerned for her safety and for her future — to quit racing and go to college. Director Banchi Hanuse guides this lyrical story with a sure hand, balancing the slower pace of ranch life with the intensity of training that builds to the excitement of race day. Throughout, Logan’s singular focus on success in her sport is palpable and exhilarating.
Director: Banchi Hanuse (Canada 2023) 89 min