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NFB’s Indigenous Cinema Tour brings The Sacred Relationship to Eden Mills Earth Day celebration

EDEN MILLS - With the Canada150 celebrations focusing on Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation and the cry from Indigenous peoples to remember they have been on this land for 15,000 years, Eden Mills Community Club is screening a series of National Film Board (NFB) films addressing First Nations issues during the 2017-18 seasons.

The fifth film in the series, The Sacred Relationship directed by Greg Miller, is scheduled for April 21 at 7:30pm at the Eden Mills Community Hall.

The Sacred Relationship explores how reconciling the relationship between aboriginal people and the rest of Canada can lead to healthier water.

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

The evening screening is the culmination Eden Mills’ Going Carbon Neutral 10th anniversary Earth Day.

Activities also include tree planting, village clean-up and nature hikes.

Since its first Earth Day Celebration in 2007, the village has planted more than 8,000 trees with the assistance of Wellington Green Legacy program.

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

The series continues in the fall on Sept. 21 with Our People Will Be Healed,  which is award-winning director Alexis Obomsawin’s 50th film. Admission is free but donations are welcome, in support of Eden Mills Community Hall.

For information visit edenmills.ca/nfb-tour and to see the NFB trailer visit www.nfb.ca/film/sacred_relationship.

April 13, 2018

 
 

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