On September 30, 2023, Hollywood Suite will present a full day of programming in recognition and support of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Spotlighting the culture, history and perspectives of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, the programming will air on Hollywood Suite’s HS00 channel.
Hollywood Suite is proud to be the home of the broadcast premiere of Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s Rustic Oracle on September 30 at 9pm ET on HS00. Set in the late 90s, Rustic Oracle is a dramatic feature about Ivy, an 8-year-old girl trying to understand what happened to her big sister who has vanished from their small Mohawk community. With minimal clues, Ivy and her mother Susan embark on an unwelcome journey to find Heather which will ultimately bring the pair closer together despite challenging circumstances. Behind the story of desperation, told through the eyes of a child, lies one of hope, growth, awakening and love.
The full National Day for Truth and Reconciliation programming lineup also includes classic works from Indigenous creators such as Alanis Obomsawin’s Incident at Restigouche (1984); Jeff Barnaby’s award-winning Rhymes For Young Ghouls (2013); Jeremy Torrie’s The Corruption of Divine Providence (2020); The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006); Abandoned: Angelique’s Isle (2018); Zoe Leigh Hopkins’ Kayak to Klemtu (2018); Darlene Naponse’s Falls Around Her (2018); and Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education (2020).