Blood Quantum

Director: Jeff Barnaby (Mi’qmaw) Year: 2019 Run Time: 96min

The term “blood quantum” refers to a colonial system enforced on Indigenous peoples in North America which determines their individual status and rights based on their “percentage” of Indigenous ancestry. It is a tool of control, assimilation and erasure of Indigenous peoples.

In this brilliantly provocative horror film set in an isolated Mi’kmaq community, the Indigenous population remains immune to a raging zombie virus infecting the surrounding white population.

Blood soaked, fast paced and darkly comic, Blood Quantum is a wild ride using the zombie genre as a vehicle to explore white supremacy, colonialism, genocide and Indigenous self-determination.


Director(s):

Jeff Barnaby (Mi’qmaw)

Writer(s):

Jeff Barnaby (Mi’qmaw)

Producer(s):

John Christou, Robert Vroom

Cast:

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (Blackfoot/Sámi), Michael Greyeyes (Plains Cree), Forrest Goodluck (Diné/Mandan/Hidatsa/Tsimshian)

Genre(s):

Action/Adventure, Horror

Language(s):

English, Other Language

Subtitles:

EN Subtitles, FR Subtitles

Closed Captioning:

EN CC, FR CC

Ratings by Province:

18A Alberta
18A British Columbia
18A Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
18A Northwest Territories
18A Nunavut
18A Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
16+ Québec
18A Saskatchewan
NR Yukon