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Canada’s Top Ten: Our People Will Be Healed

Fri & Sat, Jan 26 & 27 / 7 pm
Directed by Alanis Obamsawin
2017, Canada, 97 min

Another landmark in Alanis Obamsawin’s storied and inspirational career. Obomsawin’s 50th film in 50 years is an uplifting story of the Norway House Cree Nation and the incredible innovations they have instituted in their educational system. Situated in northern Manitoba, Norway House’s school has become a leading role model for Indigenous primary and secondary education in Canada, blending Cree and Western pedagogies into a system that puts the children’s well-being at its core. A long-time advocate for the rights of Indigenous children, Obomsawin crafts another stirring documentary that informs as it delights while reminding us of the power and beauty of young people. (ImagineNATIVE)

Now in its 17th year Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival™ highlights the best features, shorts and student shorts from across the country. The breadth of programming selected by filmmakers, programmers, critics and industry professionals represents the creative strength of the country’s best cinema.

Generously sponsored by IATSE 856 and the Toronto International Film Festival .

           

Reviews

At 85 years-old, and with an astounding 50 films under her belt, Alanis Obamsawin has been an integral figure in promoting both indigenous culture and the issues that impact First Nation communities across the land. An inspiring and powerful work, Obomsawin ensures that the many problems that face indigenous communities are not forgotten in the face of progress.
- Courtney Small, Cinema Axis
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