‘Night Raiders’ among five Canadian films making waves at TIFF

On the set of “Knightraiders”.

By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Feature debuts and buzzy book adaptations are among the Canadian projects grabbing the spotlight at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. From a searing Indigenous thriller set in the near future, to a profile of a Toronto suburb that’s produced several megastars, here are five Canadian films to look out for at the festival, which runs online and in-person from Thursday through Sept. 18: “Night Raiders’’ a first for New Zealand-Canada Indigenous co-operation. This dystopian thriller from Saskatchewan-born Cree-Metis filmmaker Danis Goulet is part of an exciting crop of Indigenous futurism films featuring post-apocalyptic and fantastical ideas, with other recent examples including Jeff Barnaby’s zombie horror “Blood Quantum.’’ Elle-Maija Tailfeathers stars as a Cree mother trying to reunite with her daughter, played by…

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