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Let's Talk About Reconciliation: Film Series & Discussions


The Library will be one of 15 public libraries from across the country to host a series of film screenings and open dialogues called, Let's Talk About Reconciliation. We are pleased to bring you selected titles of Indigenous-made works from Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake) Indigenous Cinema Tour provided by the National Film Board of Canada.

In this series, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin raises awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada.
Films will be followed by facilitated discussions / sharing circle. Each screening will begin with a smudge. Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussions and smudge.

Participating in a smudge is always voluntary. It is up to each individual whether or not they choose to stay in the room and refrain or leave the room during a smudge. Respect for all is the guiding principle in any Indigenous tradition.

 

Mother of Many Children

In her first feature-length documentary, released in 1977, Alanis Obomsawin honours the central place of women and mothers within Indigenous cultures. The film portrays proud matriarchal cultures that for centuries have been pressured to adopt the standards and customs of the dominant society. (1977)

Tuesday, September 11
MJLB Community Program Room
Showtime: 6 pm

 

My Name is Kahentiiosta

This short documentary by Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman arrested after the Oka Crisis' 78-day armed standoff in 1990. She was detained 4 days longer than the other women. Her crime? The prosecutor representing the Quebec government did not accept her Indigenous name. (1995)

Tuesday, October 9
Waverley Auditorium
Showtime: 6 pm

 

Our People Will Be Healed

This documentary, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. Indigenous youth realize their potential and develop their abilities and their sense of pride. (2017) 

Screening 1:
Tuesday, October 30

Waverley Auditorium
Showtime: 6 pm

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Screening 2:
Thursday, November 1
MJLB Community Program Room
Showtimes: 6 pm
  

In partnership with:

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
National Film Board of Canada
Candian Federation of Libraries Association
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Library and Archives Canada

 


 

Movies @ Your Library

Come down to the Library and enjoy a fun movie on the big screen! (all ages)

Early Man: Movie & Craft

Saturday, September 8 @ 2:30pm
Waverley Auditorium

  • Drop-in and join us at the library to watch Early Man while doing a prehistoric craft! Rated PG.

Movie Day - Paranorman

Friday, October 26 @ 2:30pm
Brodie Story Hour Room

  • Join us for popcorn and a movie! Popcorn provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks! Rated PG (some scary scenes).

Monsters vs. Aliens: Movie & Craft

Saturday, October 27 @ 2:30pm
Waverley Auditorium

  • Dress up in your costume and watch Monsters vs. Aliens, and create a Halloween craft. Rated PG.

Movie Day - Norm of the North

Friday, November 16 @ 2:30pm
Brodie Story Hour Room

  • Join us for popcorn and a movie on the big screen! Popcorn provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks! 

Happy Feet: Stories, Movie & Craft

Saturday, December 1 @ 10:30am
Waverley Auditorium

  • Enjoy stories, songs, a craft, and hot chocolate while watching the movie Happy Feet. Rated PG.