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Blood Quantum

Director Jeff Barnaby (Mi’qmaw)
Year 2019
Run Time 96min
Genre Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror

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

Jeff Barnaby (Mi’qmaw)

Writer

Jeff Barnaby (Mi’qmaw)

Cast

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

Producers

John Christou, Robert Vroom

Genres

Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Languages

English, Other Language

Language Versions

EN CC, EN Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

Elevation Pictures