In 1972, five young film students made a documentary about the Sayisi Dene, an aboriginal band in Northern Canada that had been forcibly relocated from their ancestral home. Today, we revisit these people as they struggle to put their tragic past behind them and keep their values and traditions in balance with the realities of the 21st century.
- Best Social/Political Documentary and winner of the Kathleen Shannon Award at the 2004 Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival.
"Almost Home is one of those deceptively simple documentaries that quickly goes to the heart of an issue and explains much about the current problems of Canada's aboriginal peoples...compulsively watchable and stocked with characters whose strengths leap out at you."
- Jim Bawden, StarWeek
"I would highly recommend this film in the international fora, to First Nations' schools, Aboriginal Studies Programs, to First Nations Peoples and indigenous peoples who have struggled with the effect of relocation and mass assimilation. This film accurately tells the Sayisi Dene story and in the end offers hope."
- Phil Fontaine, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations