Friday, April 6, 2018

Documentary Film to explore First Nations issues set for Lester Centre Monday evening

Themes of First Nation's nationalism will be explored on Monday evening as Northwest Community College hosts a showing of the Marie Clements musical documentary The Road Forward.

The project traces the pivotal moments of Canada's civil rights history, from the early days of Indian Nationalism of the 1930's up to the ongoing momentum of First Nations activism today.

The film combines a review of the history of First Nations activism with a soundtrack and performances from a range of musicians from across Canada

The Prince Rupert showing set for Monday, April 9th at the Lester Centre of the Arts, gets underway at 5:30 with light refreshments, followed by a traditional welcome at 6PM, 

The documentary film and a short discussion period will follow after the welcome.

Admission for the evening is free

You can get a sample of what Monday's presentation will provide from this outline page from the National Film Board.

The film which has been well received at Film festivals across Canada and the US was designed to bring stories of Indigenous activism to a wider audience and to serve as a conversation starter on many of the issues facing First Nations.

Some background on the film can be found below:

The Road Forward: an innovative documentary explores Indigenous activism through songs
Marie Clement's The Road Forward brings the Native Voice into the modern era
DOXA 2017 review: The Road Forward

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For a look at other Community Events in Prince Rupert see our Events Archive page.

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