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SYNOPSIS

In a tight-knit Cree community in northern Saskatchewan, sixteen-year-old Alyssa’s plans to become a mom begin to unravel.

PRODUCTION NOTES

Barefoot tells the story of Alyssa, a sixteen-year-old Cree girl from a small community in northern Saskatchewan who wants to be pregnant. But this story is not about teen pregnancy; it is about young love and hidden truths, where Aboriginal teen girls find their sense of place in the world and the futures they imagine for themselves.

“I think many Aboriginal teen girls grow up fast and become independent at a younger age,” says writer and director Danis Goulet. “I wanted to create a little window into this world that doesn’t shy away from the complexity and nuance of their experiences.”