Thunder Rolling Home

Sharon Isaac | Experimental
Anishinaabe| Canada | 2019 | 5 min
Ontario Premiere

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 12:45pm
For My Father’s Kingdom
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

Thunder Rolling Home (Kewaquom) chronicles a family's resilience against colonisation. From being placed in a residential school setting, having language, culture and everything you hold dear taken from you told through the words of a grandfather, a survivor. Archival images and spoken word this film goes full circle from the sad history of the past to the bright future of the present.


Sharon Isaac is a storyteller, emerging filmmaker, beader and regalia designer from Saugeen First Nation. Through various mediums, Isaac works toward restoring and re-interpreting lost cultural knowledge while actively engaging with contemporary cultural practice.