Disney has released a trailer for the upcoming documentary from National Geographic called “Sugarcane”, which is an investigation into abuse and missing children at a native residential school that ignites a reckoning on the nearby Sugarcane Reserve.

This film is a stunning tribute to the resilience of Native people and their way of life, “Sugarcane” is an epic, nuanced and sensitive cinematic portrait of a community during a moment of international reckoning. Amidst the groundbreaking investigation into abuse and murder at an Indian residential school in Canada, the film’s courageous participants break cycles of intergenerational trauma by bearing witness to painful, long-ignored truths and nurturing the love that endures within their families despite the revelation of genocide.

Check out the trailer below:

The documentary has been directed by Julian Brave NoiseCat and Emily Kassie. The director of photography for “Sugarcane” is Christopher LaMarca, and the cinematographer is Emily Kassie. The film was edited by Nathan Punwar and Maya Daisy Hawke, with music by Mali Obomsawin. Executive producers for the film are Bill Way, Elliott Whitton, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Tegan Acton, Emma Pompetti, Grace Lay, Sumalee Montano, Sabrina Merage Naim, Douglas Choi, Adam and Melony Lewis, Meadow Fund, JanaLee Cherneski and Ian Desai, David and Linda Cornfield, Maida Lynn, and Robina Riccitiello. The co-executive producers are Kelsey Koenig, Lauren Haber, Meryl Metni and Jennifer Pelling.

National Geographic has been showing the documentary at film festivals and it will be released in select cinemas on August 9th 2024. It will be released on Disney+ at a later date.

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