Zombies to depict colonization of First Nations in new movie
Jayson Stewart is preparing to film a trailer for a movie he's calling the "Darkest Dawn".
Stewart says he wants to use zombies to depict colonization of First Nation people in Canada.
He said he is hiring as many First Nations actors and crew for the trailer as he can. Filming will take place in Massey and Sagamok Anishnawbek, in northern Ontario.
The movie’s plot involves outsiders targeting an isolated village for destruction, which he says is a parallel to colonization.
“So they come to it with a very genocidal perspective without realizing that the people in this community will rise up against this attack and will not only survive, but become a lot stronger through this process,” he said.
Stewart said he hopes the trailer will raise awareness and money to make the rest of the movie.