Where the Spirit Lives

Synopsis

TV Movie 1989

Set in 1937 amid the rugged beauty of Western Canada, WHERE THE SPIRIT LIVES is the uplifting story of Komi, a courageous young Blackfoot girl. Taken from her home on the reserve, she is sent by the government to an English-speaking residential school and re-named Amelia.

With only the help of Kathleen, a compassionate schoolteacher, Amelia must find within herself the courage to live in what white society calls civilization, and what to her is a foreign and hostile environment.

Shot on location in the scenic Canadian Rockies, WHERE THE SPIRIT LIVES is a moving tribute to a young girl's courage and indomitable spirit.