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Director  Anita Doron
Initial DVD release  June 25, 2013 (USA)
Country  Canada
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Music director  Paul Intson
Language  English
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Writer  Anita Doron, Richard Van Camp
Release date  2012 (2012)
Cast  Joel Evans (Larry Sole), Kiowa Gordon (Johnny Beck), Chloe Rose (Juliet Hope), Benjamin Bratt (Jed), Tamara Podemski (Verna Sole), Krista Bridges (Auntie)
Similar movies  Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), Empire of Dirt (2013), The Five Senses (1999), Love Come Down (2000), An Eye for Beauty (2014)

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The Lesser Blessed is a Canadian drama film, released in 2012. The film was written and directed by Anita Doron based on the novel of the same name by Richard Van Camp, the film stars Joel Evans as Larry Sole, a young Tłı̨chǫ teenager living in the Northwest Territories. The film's cast also includes Chloe Rose, Kiowa Gordon, Benjamin Bratt, Dylan Cook and Tamara Podemski. Despite being set in the Northwest Territories, the film was shot in Sudbury, Ontario.


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The film premiered at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in 2012 to critical acclaim. Doron garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards. The film later screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.

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The film follows a shy teenager living in a small, remote community in the Northwest Territories of Canada deals with life as a high school student. The film explores several typical teen issues, such as alienation and the search for one's own identity, but in this case from the perspective of a Dogrib Indian who struggles between his Native ancestry and finding his place in to the modern world.


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  • Benjamin Bratt as Jed
  • Joel Evans as Larry Sole
  • Kiowa Gordon as Johnny Beck
  • Chloe Rose as Juliet Hope
  • Adam Butcher as Darcy McManus
  • Krista Bridges as Auntie
  • Tamara Podemski as Verna Sole
  • Spencer Van Wyck as Kevin Garner
  • Dylan Cook as Mustache Sammy
  • Jacob Neayem as Clarence Jerome
  • Release

    In February 2013, Monterey Media brought the United States distribution rights from Entertainment One. The film will be released in Toronto on May 31, 2013 and in Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Ottawa on June 7, 2013. The film was released in the United States on home entertainment (DVD and Video on Demand) on June 25, 2013.


    Doron garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards. Kiowa Gordon won best supporting actor at American Indian Film Festival for his role in the film.


    The Lesser Blessed has screened at the following festivals:

  • American Indian Film Festival - Winner - Best Supporting Actor (Kiowa Gordon)
  • imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
  • Red Nation Film Festival
  • Middle of the Map Fest
  • Sapatq’ayn Cinema Native American Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • References

    The Lesser Blessed Wikipedia
    The Lesser Blessed IMDb The Lesser Blessed

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