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The Road Forward

Sat, Oct 21 / 3 pm
Fri, Oct 27 / 7 pm
Sat, Oct 28 / 7 pm
Sun, Oct 29 / 3 pm
Directed by Marie Clements
2017, Canada, 101 min

Marie Clements connects a major turning point in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Deeply moving interviews with key members of Canada’s oldest First Nations organizations, the Native Brotherhood and Native Sisterhood, reveal the starkly racist politics that inspired the movement as well as how a humble newspaper became a powerful force for change. This National Film Board documentary has stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians which bring to life the past 80 years of politics and protest on the West Coast and across the country. Inspired by articles from The Native Voice, the superbly produced 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.

Reviews

An embarrassment of riches regarding the political, cultural, and day-to-day life of Canada’s First Nations people.
- Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight
A music documentary like no other. It bends and pushes the boundaries of what we expect of Indigenous cinema.
- Aisha Jamal, Hot Docs
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