Aug 23, 2017 | 9:00 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.
Presented by DOXA Documentary Film Festival and Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival with support from Vancity Credit Union Downtown Community Brach.
Plaza opens at 7pm; screening starts at 9pm. More information here.