2024 Seattle International Film Festival – “Bring Them Home”

Written by on May 22, 2024

Title: Bring Them Home

Year: 2024
Duration: 1h 25m
Directors: Daniel Glick, Ivan MacDonald, Ivy MacDonald
Star: Lily Gladstone
Viewed at: SIFF Cinema Uptown House 1 during the 2024 Seattle International Film Festival

The Story

“Bring Them Home” tells the compelling story of a group of Blackfoot people on a mission to re-establish the first wild buffalo herd on their ancestral territory since the species’ near-extinction a century ago. This endeavor is about more than restoring the buffalo; it’s about revitalizing traditional culture and healing their community.

Cinematography and Themes

The shots of the majestic buffalo roaming the plains are powerful and evocative. The film highlights the importance of a tribal community coming together to achieve something significant for their people and their land. It’s a story of resilience, unity, and the power of collective action.


Lily Gladstone delivers a stellar performance, adding depth and nuance to the narrative. Her portrayal makes the audience feel the weight of the mission and the hope it brings to the community.

Final Thoughts

“Bring Them Home” is a powerful testament to the enduring spirit of the Blackfoot people and their connection to the buffalo. Watching this film was an unforgettable experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in stories of cultural resilience and environmental restoration.

Rating: ★★★★★

If you want to learn more about this inspiring film and its journey, visit the official Thunderheart Films website.


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