Rustic Oracle

Director Sonia Bonspille Boileau (Mohawk)
Year 2019
Run Time 101min
Genre Drama
When her older sister vanishes from their Mohawk community, eight year-old Ivy (Delisle) joins her mother Susan (Moore) in a desperate search that lays bare the authorities’ indifference towards missing Indigenous Women and Girls.

Ivy and Susan’s journey to find answers is one that no family should go through, but their shared hope helps mother and daughter come together in love amongst difficult circumstances. Filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau brings warmth and grace to this delicate depiction of a young girl forging a strong sense of identity while also contending with family tragedy. 


Sonia Bonspille Boileau (Mohawk)

Bonspille Boileau is a Mohawk filmmaker who was raised between Oka and Kahnesatake. She has developed and produced television projects in both English and French, ranging from children’s programming to socially driven documentaries. Her directing credits include the short docs Last Call Indien and Ra’satste, the TV series Mouki and Pour toi Flora, and the feature film Le dep.


Sonia Bonspille Boileau (Mohawk)


Carmen Moore (Wet'suwet'en), Lake Kahentawaks Delisle (Mohawk), McKenzie Deer Robinson (Mohawk)


Jason Brennan (Anishinaabe)




BIPOC Stories, Discrimination, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker, Social Justice & Politics, Strong Female Leads

Original Languages

English, Other Language