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NFB’s Indigenous Cinema Tour brings The Road Forward to Eden Mills

EDEN MILLS - The Eden Mills Community Club is screening five National Film Board (NFB) films addressing First Nations issues during the 2017-18 season.

The second film in the series, The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements (2017), is scheduled for Jan. 19 at 7:30pm at the Eden Mills Community Hall.

Doors open at 6:45pm for a drumming prologue. A discussion will follow the screening.

In The Road Forward musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, bring to life the past 80 years of politics and protest on the west coast and across the country, officials state.

Inspired by articles from The Native Voice, the story-songs range from heartbreaking ballads about the missing and murdered Indigenous women to inspirational anthems for moving forward, seamlessly connecting past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock and traditional beats.

The films, selected from the NFB’s Aaibziinwashi (Wide Awake) series, are created by First Nations artists.

The series provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the founding people of the land.

The 250 films in the Aaibziinwashi  series are the stories of the land, told by First Nations, Métis and Inuit filmmakers from every region of the country, over many decades.

Powerful, political and profound, these films will initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community and nationhood, officials state.

The series continues in 2018 with Birth of a Family by Tasha Hubbard, Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole by Gil Cardinal, and Our Nationhood by Alanis Obomsawin.

The screening will take place at the Eden Mills Community Hall on Jan. 19 from 7:30 to 9pm (doors open at 6:45pm for drum circle.)

Admission is free but donations in support of the Eden Mills Community Hall are welcome.

For more information visit www.edenmills.ca/canada150.

January 12, 2018

 
 

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