FEATURE | Canada | 90 MINUTES | English
Inspired by real events, Café Daughter, tells the story of nine year old, half-Chinese half-Cree girl, YVETTE WONG. On top of struggling to find her place in a small Saskatchewan community in the 1960s, she is also faced with the passing of her mother KATHERINE. Katherine always told her children not to let anyone know they were Native Indian. She believed they would have a better life if this information was kept hidden.
Yvette confronts racism on the prairies in the classroom. Teachers and fellow students let her know she is different from them. She wants to be a doctor. Her teacher tell her girls can’t be doctors, maybe a nurse.
Yvette begins to explore and embrace her Cree identity when she befriends MAGGIE WOLF, a part Mi’kmaq girl who encourages Yvette to be proud of her ancestry.
Yvette confronts discrimination at school when her Cree ancestry is revealed, but perseveres and goes on to pursue her dream of going to medical school.
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Shelley Niro
Shelley Niro has been producing films since 1993. Starts With A Whisper (1993), Honey Moccasin (1998), Suite: Indian (2005), The Shirt (2003), Tree (2007), Kissed By Lightning (2010), Robert’s Paintings (2011), Niagara (2015) and The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw (2018) are a few films by Turtle Night Productions. The Indigenous content of this work strives to make positive, easy to enjoy dramas. The current production Café Daughter provides all the elements in its mandate.
Amos Adetuyi, Floyd Kane
Shelley Niro, Kenneth T. Williams
Star Slade, Violah Beauvais, Sera-Lys McArthur, Tom Lim, Billy Merasty, Blair Lamora, Evan Lau, Julian Young, Demaris Moon Walker, Dylan Cook, Edna Manitowabi, Joanne Boland, Chris Farquhar, William C Cole, Carrie Schiffler, John Clifford Talbot, Daren Sullivan, Zachary Cox
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