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Tiff Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West Toronto, Ontario  
Dec 14, 2017 | 8:15 pm

The Road Forward (2017 | 101 min), by Marie Clements

The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

Watch the trailer here.

The filmmaker will join Jesse Wente for a discussion after the screening.
Part of TIFF’s Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake/Unable to Sleep): Films and Conversations series. More information here.

 

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