Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour!

April 11, 2017 1:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Throughout 2017, the NFB is offering the films in its unparalleled collection of 250+ Indigenous-made works to all Canadians—as FREE public screenings! These are the stories of our land, told by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit filmmakers from every region of the country.

More than ever, Indigenous voices are loud and strong. And Canada is listening. These stories recount the personal experiences and true histories of our nation.

The NFB collection spans five decades of Indigenous-made animated films, feature-length documentaries, fiction films, short docs, and interactive works.

New releases such as The Road Forward by Marie Clements, Birth of a Family by Tasha Hubbard, We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice by Alanis Obomsawin, and Angry Inuk by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril take their place alongside essential NFB films like Finding Dawn by Christine Welsh, Foster Child by Gil Cardinal, and Atanarjuat by Zacharias Kunuk.

Powerful, political, and profound, these films will initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood.

This is who we are. These are the films of Canada.

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This post was written by Catherine Perreault

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