Bones of Crows is a multi-generational epic and story of resilience told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears (played throughout her life by Summer Testawich; Grace Dove, Monkey Beach; and Carla Rae, Rutherford Falls). Removed from their family home and forced into Canada’s residential school system, young musical prodigy Aline and her siblings are plunged into a struggle for survival. Over the next hundred years, Aline and her descendants fight against systemic starvation, racism and sexual abuse—and to build a more just future.
Bones of Crows is the first Indigenous and female-led produced, written, and directed scripted mini-series and feature film about the residential school experience in North America. Bones of Crows features over 60 cast members that represent five generations of Indigenous performers and over 50 Indigenous crew behind the scenes. Some of Canada’s most outstanding Indigenous and non-Indigenous talent came together to tell a story that represents not only our country’s history, but our shared history.