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Gene Boy Came Home

Canada

2007

25m

Director Alanis Obomsawin

Starring Eugene Benedict

Genre Documentary

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A portrait of Eugene "Gene Boy" Benedict, from the Odanak Indian Reserve. 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.

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