ProducersIda Calmegane Daniel Janke
- Release Date 2019
- Running Time 20 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Homecoming Song tells the story of the ancient song that Angela Sidney sang for her son Pete when he returned home after being away at war for six years. This poetic documentary combines historical footage, live action and animation to tell parallel stories from the Yukon about two Indigenous men who were away a long time before returning home. Pete Sidney, an Indigenous soldier who fought in the Second World War, was gone for six years. When he finally returned, his mother Angela sang an ancient song that tells the story of Tlingit hunter Kaax'achgook of the Kiks.adi clan in Southeast Alaska. Kaax'achgook was lost at sea for many months as he relied on the sun's position to navigate home. Angela Sidney sang this ancient song to celebrate the return of her son from the war.
The DVD includes English with closed captioning, English with French subtitles, and English with German subtitles.
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