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Bones Of Crows

Bones Of Crows

Original Name: Bones Of Crows
English Name: Bones Of Crows
Year: 2022
Run Time: 127 Minutes
Language: English, Cree, Italian
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Canada
Director: Marie Clements
Producer: Marie Clements, Trish Dolman, Christine Haebler, Sam Grana
Cast: Grace Dove, Phillip Forest Lewitski, Alyssa Wapanatâhk, Michelle Thrush, Glen Gould, Gail Maurice, Rémy Girard
Screenplay: Marie Clements
Cinematographer: Vince Arvidson
Editor: Maxime Lahaie
Sound Designer: Gregor Phillips, Craig Berkey, Miguel Nunes
Music Composer: Jesse Zubot, Wayne Lavallee
Production Company: Marie Clements Media, Screen Siren Pictures, Grana Productions, Ayasew Ooksana Pictures
World Sales: Bron Releasing


  • Toronto IFF
  • Vancouver IFF
  • Calgary IFF

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Red Snow
  • 2018 Looking at Edward Curtis (Short Doc)
  • 2017 The Road Forward
  • 2013 Pilgrims (Short)
  • 2012 The Language of Love (Short Doc)
  • 2010 Jesus Indian (Short)

Director’s Biography:

Bones Of Crows Director

A writer, director, and producer whose career has spanned film, TV, radio, and live performance, Marie Clements is a Dene/Métis filmmaker and the founder of Marie Clements Media, a production company specializing in the creation and production of media works that ignite an Indigenous and intercultural reality. Her short, Pilgrims (2013) was featured in Toronto IFF. Her dramatic feature debut Red Snow (2019) received numerous awards including Most Popular Canadian Feature at Vancouver IFF and Best Director at the American Indian FF. Clements’ 2017 documentary The Road Forward opened the DOXA Documentary FF, and received multiple awards.


Bones Of Crows is a story of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears as she survives a childhood in Canada’s residential school system to continue her family’s generational fight in the face of systemic starvation, racism, and sexual abuse. She uses her uncanny ability to understand and translate codes into working for a special division of the Canadian Air Force as a Cree code talker in World War II. The story unfolds over 100 years with a cumulative force that propels us into the future.