Hank Williams First Nation
Autumn 2005 Edge series
Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 4:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 7:00pm
Rated NR ·
A remote Cree community takes on a certain charge when one of its own sets out on an ambitious—and somewhat loopy—adventure.
Seventy-five-year-old Martin Fox (Jimmy Herman) decides abruptly one morning that before he dies he must visit the grave of his long time hero Hank Williams. With the support of his younger brother, Adelard Fox, (Gordon Tootoosis) Martin sets out for Tennessee on a Greyhound, accompanied by a 17 year-old nephew—sent along as a guide.
As the two travelers gain human-interest-story-of-the-week status in the US press, the news trickling back home provides a unifying spark to the little community, and the variety of colourful characters that make it their home.
Shot on the Woodland Cree First Nation in the Peace River Country of Northern Alberta, Hank Williams First Nation is an endearing look at a good-hearted and good-humoured people and the unique charms and challenges that surround them.