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Our People Will be Healed

Alanis Obomsawin | Canada | 2017 | 97 MIN | Documentary Feature

Saturday 21 October 2017 | 3:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
 

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The indefatigable Alanis Obomsawin returns to imagineNATIVE with another landmark in her storied and inspirational career. Our People Will Be Healed - Alanis’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. Based 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, Alanis crafts another stirring documentary that informs as it delights while reminding us of the power and beauty of young people.

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Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) is one of the world’s leading documentarists and a living legend of Indigenous Cinema. Her astounding body of work has left an indelible impact on the Canadian psyche and she remains a leading force in film production in this country. An activist filmmaker, Alanis has always been driven by a desire to give Indigenous peoples a voice. Her list of accomplishments is profound and include memberships in the Order of Canada and the Canadian Film & Television Hall of Fame. A tireless force, Alanis continues to develop and direct new projects.

 

co-presented by: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival