For those outside of Canada, click here to watch episode 2 of Thunder Blanket on YouTube.
Thunder Blanket is a 5-part series that explores a young Aboriginal woman’s battle against breast cancer and the complexity of being a traditionalist searching for a cure in a modern world.
Two months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Roxann begins her first round of chemotherapy. Even after having expected the worst, the side effects of the supposed “cure” begin to take their toll in ways that nobody could have anticipated. Confined to her home for days at a time and confronted every day with signs of her deteriorating physical state, Roxann’s inner voice reaches new heights of strength and forcefulness. At the same time, she finds moments of levity in constructing a bold new public look for herself, including choosing a wig to stand in for her lost hair.