Urban Nation

A filmmaking partnership between Kent Monkman and Gisèle Gordon

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    • Box 343, Station B
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • M5T 2W2



Future Nation

  • Written and directed by Kent Monkman
  • Produced by Big Soul Productions and Urban Nation
  • 2005, 16:27, colour, miniDV
  • Distributed by Vtape


Against the terrifying backdrop of a biological apocalypse, an Aboriginal teenager, Brian, comes out to his older sister, Faith, and homophobic brother, Charles. Conflict erupts among them as desperate survivors from the city seek refuge on the rez from the horrors of a “megapox” epidemic that is quickly devastating urban populations across North America. Through a perilous journey to the city for food, where they rescue Brian’s “friend” in the process (an outrageous drag queen named Tonya), the hungry and frightened youth reach acceptance by facing down their fears.