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 discussions facilitated by Angela Gollat. 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.
Waverley - Auditorium
Thursday, June 28
Show time: 5 pm
Trick or Treaty?
This feature documentary profiles Indigenous leader’s quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government on issues concerning First Nations in Canada. (2014)
Mary J. L. Black - Community Program Room
Thursday, July 5
Show time: 5 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)
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
Come down to the Library and enjoy a fun movie on the big screen! (all ages)
Friday, April 27 @ 2:30pm
Brodie Story Hour Room
Saturday April 28 @ 2:30pm