Shana: The Wolf's Music


Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 10, 2015 11:00 AM
Lark Theatre Sun, Oct 11, 2015 11:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Children's FilmFest
Mind the Gap
Focus: The Beat Goes On(screen)
Running Time:95 min
Director:Nino Jacusso
Producer:Franziska Reck
Screenwriter:Nino Jacusso
Cinematographer:Severine Barde
Editor:Loredana Christelli
Cast:Sunshine O'Donovan
Delilah Dick
Alana Aspinall
Marcel Shackelly
Marty Aspinall
Vonnet Hall
Print Source:Reck Film Production
Note Writer:Roberta McNair


Once Shana (Sunshine O’Donovan) played violin side by side with her mother, joyfully accompanying the Wolf Clan’s ceremonies and celebrations. But with her mom’s passing, the magic disappears from her life. Then one day, as she plays her violin under the ancestor tree, Shana senses the presence of the wolf, drawn by her music. That music, her teacher’s belief in her gift and its link to a rich and sacred First Nations legacy, and the wolf’s guidance break down Shana’s walls, sending her on a vision quest and offering her a chance for a brighter future. Italian-Swiss writer/director Nino Jacusso traveled to Canada to make this tender coming-of age drama that is populated by a cast that includes many of The People of the Creeks from Merritt, British Columbia, and graced by an evocative soundscape that emphasizes not just Shana’s music, but her connection to the natural world. Ages 10+

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Co-presented by Youth in Arts

Additional Information

Nino Jacusso was born in 1955 in Acquaviva Collecroce, Italy. In 1960 he emigrated to Switzerland and now holds joint Swiss and Italian citizenship. From 1974 to 1978, he attended the HFF (Hochschule fu¨r Film und Fernsehen) in Munich and, since 1988, has collaborated with Insert Film. Since 1996, he has worked in media education at schools and universities and been an active member of The Magic Lantern, Solothurn.