Homecoming Song

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Daniel Janke

Homecoming Song

Canada | 21 min | 2019

Homecoming Song blends animation, archival footage and traditional narrative in a poetic documentary that tells the parallel stories of two men who came home.

Many years ago Kaax’achgook of the Kiks.adi clan of Southeast Alaska disappeared at sea, and was thought lost by his family and people. Three years later he returned with a song telling of his experiences. When Pete Sidney came back after being away for six years fighting in the 2nd world war, his mother Angela Sidney sang this ancient song for him.

Directed by Daniel Janke
Narrated by Ida Calmegane
Animation by Andrew Sharp
Executive producers Ida Calmegane and Sandra Johnson

Supported by

Government of Yukon Canada Council for the Arts Lotteries Yukon Yukon Film Society