Official Film Website: thehomeroad.com
In 1845, 19-year-old Israel Shevenell left his home in Canada and walked nearly 200 miles to Biddeford, Maine. He found work and built a new life in an American boomtown being transformed by the Industrial Revolution, and is recognized as the city’s first permanent French-Canadian settler.
In 2015, his 74-year-old great-great-grandson, Ray Shevenell, retraced the pioneering journey, walking from Compton, Quebec to Biddeford.
Tonya Shevenell tells their stories in her first documentary film, an exploration of family, history, and identity - and how a journey into the unexpected inevitably leads to…home.
To see the list of resources used in the making of the movie, visit thehomeroad.com where you can also order the DVD and link to additional projects by Tonya Shevenell.
For information on licensing the film for public screenings and/or if you would like information on screening and Q&A events with filmmaker and trekker, please contact Tonya or Matt at Home Ice Productions.