Inspired by the John Ford film The Searchers, an Inuit woman and her daughter are kidnapped by three Inuit men, while her husband and son are away. The Inuit husband sets out on a journey to find his family and punish the perpetrators.
Set in the year 2044, Night Raiders portrays a post-apocalyptic future where children, considered government property, are separated from their families and (re-)educated in state-run institutions. The film centers on Niska (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers), a Cree woman who joins a resistance movement in an effort to free her daughter from the grips of the military government.
A woman moves back to her rural home town in Manitoba where her brother Modeste has been raising the woman's daughter with his wife.
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