With his new film "Shana", Nino Jacusso („Escape to Paradise") presents the compelling film version of Federica De Cesco's novel „Shana and her Wolf". The Italian-Swiss shot his film at the Lower Nicola reservation in British Columbia. All the actors and actresses in the film are First Nations members from the Scw'exmx tribe. Delilah Dick is outstanding in her role as the kind-hearted, determined teacher – a true discovery. Sunshine O'Donovan plays Shana so that she and her rough sensitivity are highly credible.
Filmed with sensational beauty, „Shana" is the coming-of-age drama of a young First Nations teenager who – without losing contact to her people and their traditions – searches for her way into today's world. „Shana", accompanied by a soundtrack of ritual rhythms and traditional melodies, is an emotionally moving film that will enthrall the whole family.