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Let's Talk About Reconciliation | Movies @ Your Library

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 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.

 
Mary J. L. Black - Community Program Room
Thursday, May 3
Show time: 6 pm

The People of Kattawapiskak River

This documentary exposes the Attawapiskat housing crisis by providing background and context for one aspect of the growing crisis. (2012)


Waverley - Auditorium
Thursday, May 24
Show time: 5 pm

No Address

Obomsawin profiles young Indigenous women who leave their reserves and find themselves on the cold urban streets of Montréal, disconnected from family, tradition, and even social services that might help them. (1988)


Mary J. L. Black - Community Program Room
Thursday, June 7
Show time: 6 pm

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

This feature-length documentary tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations children. 


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

 


 

Movies @ Your Library

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

 

Grease (PG)
Friday, April 27 @ 2:30pm
Brodie Story Hour Room

Coraline (PG)
Saturday April 28 @ 2:30pm
Waverley Auditorium