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Film Night: Our Nationhood

  • Omineca Arts Centre 369 Victoria Street Prince George, BC Canada (map)

Considering the current political climate in Northern BC, in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en and all nations across this continent we are featuring OUR NATIONHOOD by filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin

"Follow the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people who use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands." Alanis Obomsawin

Join us for a public screening of Our Nationhood.
Entry and snacks by donation.
(far cheaper than the theatre)
All ages encouraged.

About the Film

In this feature-length documentary, Indigenous filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'kmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. The film provides a contemporary perspective on the Mi'kmaq people's ongoing struggle and ultimate success, culminating in the community receiving an award for Best Managed River from the same government that had denied their traditional rights.

About the Filmmaker

Alanis Obomsawin
One of the most acclaimed Indigenous directors in the world, Alanis Obomsawin came to cinema from performance and storytelling. Hired by the NFB as a consultant in 1967, she has created an extraordinary body of work—50 films and counting—including landmark documentaries like Incident at Restigouche (1984) and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993). The Abenaki director has received numerous international honours and her work was showcased in a 2008 retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. “My main interest all my life has been education,” says Obomsawin, “because that’s where you develop yourself, where you learn to hate, or to love.”

This film is made possible through the National Film Board of Canada's Wide Awake Indigenous Film Series

Earlier Event: January 23
Tea 'n' Beads 'n' Bannock