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Bannock and a Movie 2010

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Native Women Politics
Running Time: 25 mins.

"'Native Women Politics' is an emotionally and upbeat film of some strong women leaders who share their views on rebuilding a balanced self-government within their community in the future."

 

January 15, 2010

Finding Dawn
Running Time: 73 mins.

"Finding Dawn is a compelling documentary that puts a human face to this national tragedy. This is an epic journey into the dark heart of Native women's experience in Canada. From Vancouver's skid row, where more than 60 women are missing, we travel the "Highway of Tears" in northern British Columbia, and onward to Saskatoon, where the murders of Native women remain unresolved. Along the road to honour those who have passed, we uncover reason for hope."

 

March 24, 2010

Finding Dawn
Running Time: 73 mins.

"Finding Dawn is a compelling documentary that puts a human face to this national tragedy. This is an epic journey into the dark heart of Native women's experience in Canada. From Vancouver's skid row, where more than 60 women are missing, we travel the "Highway of Tears" in northern British Columbia, and onward to Saskatoon, where the murders of Native women remain unresolved. Along the road to honour those who have passed, we uncover reason for hope."

April 30, 2010

 

Killer's Paradise
Running Time: 83 mins.

""Killers Paradise" is a bold film that captures the raw emotions of all those effected and the harsh reality of a struggling nation. Since 1999, more than two thousand women have been murdered in Guatemala, with the number escalating every year. Yet lawmakers and government officials just turn a blind eye. Powerful and uncompromising, Killer's Paradise uncovers one of the most emotionally wrenching human rights abuses taking place, while exposing the impunity allowed by an inept judicial system. No one knows who is behind these atrocious acts and nothing is being done to find the culprits.

But there are traces of hope: a grassroots human rights movement is emerging. Fuelled by frustration, anger, great sadness and loss, women and men are coming together for a common fight."

 

April 23, 2010

Our Land, My People
Running Time: 30 mins.

"The documentary "Our Land, My People: The Struggle of the Lubicon Cree" follows Lubicon councillors, elders, and band members as they share with Amnesty International the impact of resource exploitation on their way of life and traditional economy. Since the late 1970s, the Lubicon Cree, an Indigenous people in Alberta, Canada, have seen the land on which they depend transformed by logging and large-scale oil and gas extraction. Despite a 1990 decision by the United Nations Human Rights Committee that the human rights of the Lubicon Cree are being violated by the impact of natural resource extraction, the Canadian authorities have failed to bring about a fair resolution of the long standing land dispute."

 

May 21, 2010

Our Land, My People
Running Time: 30 mins.

"The documentary "Our Land, My People: The Struggle of the Lubicon Cree" follows Lubicon councillors, elders, and band members as they share with Amnesty International the impact of resource exploitation on their way of life and traditional economy. Since the late 1970s, the Lubicon Cree, an Indigenous people in Alberta, Canada, have seen the land on which they depend transformed by logging and large-scale oil and gas extraction. Despite a 1990 decision by the United Nations Human Rights Committee that the human rights of the Lubicon Cree are being violated by the impact of natural resource extraction, the Canadian authorities have failed to bring about a fair resolution of the long standing land dispute."

May 28, 2010

 

Urban Elder
Running Time: 28 mins.

"In his own voice Vern Harper tells the Urban Elder story of how he reaches into the past for his people's traditions, blending those old ways into the present so that the future can be a time of personal growth and spiritual strength."

 

June 25, 2010

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