Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Boulevard Toronto, Ontario  
Jun 22, 2017 | 8:00 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.

Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York. Co-presented with Fort York National Historic Site and the David Suzuki Foundation.

Marie Clements will be in attendance. Free programming throughout the evening including musical performances (Wayne Lavallee and Cheri Maracle) at 8:00 PM. Film starts at sunset. More information here.

Watch the trailer here.

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