Aitamaako'tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun
Growing up on her grandfather’s ranch, Logan Red Crow has been around horses as long as she can remember. The Siksika teenager was 15 in her first race and never looked back. As she prepares to make history by joining the men’s competition on the world’s largest stage at the Calgary Stampede, there’s no hiding from the dangers of North America’s original extreme sport. Racing around the track bareback at full speed is one thing, but it's during the change-up, when riders must jump from one horse to another, that the greater risk appears.
As we follow Red Crow, we see her grow as an athlete and a person, alongside her mother, who has always supported her; her brothers, who help her race; her grandparents, who have shaped her worldview; and her father, who taught her how to raise horses. Together, they draw strength from one another as they chart a new path into the future while honouring their past.
Film description by Hot Docs programmer Alexander Rogalski
English and Blackfoot with English subtitles.
Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)
FREE screening on June 21, with introduction from ImagineNATIVE.
Presented in partnership with imagineNATIVE.