Director: Alanis Obomsawin Run Time: 99min
In this feature-length documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations children. Strong participation in this initiative eventually brings Shannen's Dream all the way to the United Nations in Geneva.
Director: Alanis Obomsawin Run Time: 30min Genre(s): Drama
Richard Cardinal died by his own hand at the age of 17, having spent most of his life in a string of foster homes and shelters across Alberta. In this short documentary, Obomsawin weaves excerpts from Richard’s diary into a powerful tribute to his short life. Released in 1984 — decades before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission — the film exposed the systemic neglect and mistreatment of Indigenous children in Canada’s child welfare system.
Venue: VIFF Vancity Theatre
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Guest(s): Alanis Obomsawin
This screening is part of a spotlight on the work of legendary Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. The series will include:
10:15 AM - 3 Shorts Films by Alanis Obomsawin:
Christmas at Moose Factory
When All the Leaves Are Gone
2:00 PM - Mother Of Many Children
6:00 PM - Hi-Ho Mistahey & Richard Cardinal: Cry From A Diary Of A Metis Child
Reserve your free tickets online.
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3M7
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