HopeDVD - 2008
Hope, from first time documentary filmmakers Stuart Reaugh and Thomas Buchan, follows artist Ken Paquette, his partner Winnie Peters and their five boys (ages four through fifteen) as they struggle to cope during a year of wrenching change. The family lives on the Schkam Native Reserve, across the river from the town of Hope ... After 18 years together, Ken and Winnie's troubled relationship dissolves when Rick, a tattooed ex-con, moves in and assumes the role of stepfather. Winnie's eldest son Kenny leaves the home. Ken settles in town, where he sells his paintings outside the local pub, earning enough for rent and the occasional trip to McDonalds with his kids. Over the course of four seasons, the family cycles through poverty, addiction, violence and love, but when winter bleeds into spring, a final confrontation sparks irrevocable change. --From NFBC website.
Publisher: [Montreal, QU] : National Film Board of Canada, c2008
Branch Call Number: DVD 306.89 HOP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in