Hank Williams First Nation
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.
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.
The six-part series stars Gordon Tootoosis (“North of 60”) and Edna Rain (“Dead Dog Café”) as Adelard and Vivian Fox, grandparents to Sarah and Jacob, played by Teneil Whiskeyjack (“Dreamkeeper”) and Colin Van Loon (“Hank Williams First Nation”). The series also stars Sheldon Elter (“Canadian Idol” semi-finalist) as Sarah’s friend Huey Bigstone and Jimmie Herman (“Distant Drumming: A North of 60 Mystery”) as Uncle Martin.
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