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Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake) Community Film Screening

EVT310783

Fri Dec 22, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
120 mins

Location

Bloor/Gladstone

CBQM screening with MOBILIZE and THE BALLAD OF CROWFOOT
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CBQM directed by Dennis Allen (2009 - 1 hour 6 minutes)

This full-length documentary pays tribute to CBQM, the radio station that operates out of Fort McPherson, a small town about 150 km north of the Arctic Circle in the Canadian Northwest Territories. Through storytelling and old-time country music, filmmaker and long-time listener Dennis Allen crafts a nuanced portrait of the "Moccasin Telegraph," the radio station that is a pillar of local identity and pride in this lively northern Teetl'it Gwich'in community of 800 souls.

MOBILIZE directed by Caroline Monnet (2015 - 3 minutes)

This short film, crafted entirely out of NFB archival footage by First Nations filmmaker Caroline Monnet, takes us on an exhilarating journey from the Far North to the urban south, capturing the perpetual negotiation between the traditional and the modern by a people moving ever forward. Part of the SOUVENIR series, it's one of four films by First Nations filmmakers that address Indigenous identity and representation, reframing Canadian history through a contemporary lens.

THE BALLAD OF CROWFOOT directed by Willie Dunn (1968 - 10 minutes)

This short film examines the situation of Indigenous people in North America through the figure of Isapo-muxika (Crowfoot), the legendary 19th-century Siksika chief. A rapid montage of archival photos, etchings, and contemporary newspaper clippings is married to the words and music of an impassioned ballad writted by Mi'kmaq singer and songwriter Willie Dunn.

In partnership with Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour.

Drop-in.

Series

Indigenous

Audiences

Adult