CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 1

CBC Short Docs Thunder Blanket, Episode 1

Thunder Blanket explores a young Aboriginal woman’s battle against breast cancer. In the first episode of this five-part series, we meet Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean, a young Mohawk mother and independent filmmaker who struggles to cope with the shock of diagnosis, the continued demands of raising a household of four, and the anxiety towards the long recovery ahead. Faced with the loss of her independence and outside pressure to undergo a traditional healing process, Roxann decides to strike a balance between traditional and modern treatment methods, all while bracing herself for the traumatic first step in the journey: losing her hair.

  • 2016
  • 00:15:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017