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Gene Boy Came Home

  • 0 10
  • 2007
  • Nonemin
Gene Boy Came Home
  • English, French

A portrait of Eugene "Gene Boy" (pronounced Genie Boy) Benedict, from Odanak Indian Reserve (near Montreal, Quebec). At 17, adrift and beginning to lose his way, he accepted a dare and enlisted in the US Marines and was sent to the frontlines of the Vietnam War. This film is the account of his 2 years of service and his long journey back to Odanak afterwards.

Gene Boy Came Home
  • English, French
Philippe Amiguet
Philippe Amiguet Director of photography

Production Companies

National Film Board of Canada