Café Daughter

March 25, 2024

Showings 4:30, 7:00 and 9:10pm

Canada | 2023 | English | Drama, Indigenous filmmaker, Based on a true story | 97 minutes

A young half-Cree, half-Chinese girl living in Saskatchewan with her family is instructed to keep her Indigenous identity hidden by her ailing mother in order to escape prejudice from their community. Based on the story of retired-Canadian Senator Lillian Dyck, the film follows a nine year-old Yvette and she navigates childhood in her parent’s café identifying as both Chinese and Cree.

As the only Chinese family in town, they are constantly victims of racist taunts and actions. However, Yvette’s mother, Cree herself, instructs her children to not tell anyone of their Indigenous identity, as this would only make things worse. After her mother’s death, Yvette seeks to figure out what it means to be someone on the margins of this small Saskatchewan city. Brave, intelligent, and moving, this film weaves together a poignant tale about rising amid adversity.