"There was something about the freedom of genre filmmaking that I wanted, while still connecting to the social realist aesthetics of my earlier short films. And one of the central questions I explore [in Night Raiders] is, what does it mean not only to survive but to thrive? In an Indigenous context, people are used to operating in survival mode—you're locked down, one day at a time. Thriving is about realizing you're deserving of more than survival mode. I want to reflect the importance of coming home and connecting to people that care, and part of that was exploring the impacts of trauma, and how it also affects your ability to give and receive love."
-- Danis Goulet
Punter, Jennie. "Indigenous Filmmakers changing Canadian cinema as public takes notice." Variety, September 9, 2021.