Jess and Sara Jean couldn’t be more different. He’s a loner with a criminal record; a Metis raised on the Reserve; the son of a residential school survivor. His time, when not spent with his mother and grandmother, is spent lighting fires to help him deal with the feelings he has over his father’s abandonment. She’s from nearby Edelburg, a small, conservative town. Abandoned by her mother, Sara Jean cares for her obese grandmother and writes to escape. She has been accepted to the University of Manitoba, but her obligation to her grandmother leaves her wondering what her future will hold: a life in Edelburg with her boyfriend and grandmother, or an adventure in a big city where she can escape her past and pursue her passion for writing.
Reviews for '250 Hours'
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Shortly after '250 Hours' was released, the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were released. After countless interviews with survivors, the report described the use of residential schools are 'cultural genocide'.
This is a dark, shameful part of Canadian history, but one that needs to be discussed and taught in schools.