Drumbeats & Dreams – 1:15 pm FFR – 12 min.

Drumbeats and Dreams

Saturday 1:15PM FFR

12 min.

CarswellFilm.ca, 2016

Filmmaker: Ed Carswell (in attendance)


Zena is graduating from Merritt Secondary School but the journey was not easy. From the haunting past of residential schools to the ongoing lack of shared understanding between cultures, Zena and her classmates have succeeded against all odds. Drumbeats & Dreams is an intimate look at Aboriginal Education school programs in Merritt and Princeton, BC. The film culminates with a unique First Nations Grad event that heals and inspires.