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The Lesser Blessed

You can’t have a future until you stand up to your past.



Premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and based on the celebrated novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today’s modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a First Nation teenager filled with bravado and angst, fragile and yet angry, seeking clarity clouded by confusion, seeking to belong without belonging, comes the story of three unlikely friends isolated in a small rural town discovering what they can of life and love amid racial tensions and the recklessness of youth, in a world clouded by a dark mystery from his past.

Directed By: ANITA DORON

Written By: ANITA DORON (screenplay), RICHARD VAN CAMP (novel)

Cast: JOEL EVANS, KIOWA GORDON, CHLOE ROSE, TAMARA PODEMSKI, BENJAMIN BRATT