Markham Village Library, 6031 Highway 7 Markham, Ontario  
Jun 29, 2017 | 7:00 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.

Vistas: Boxed In (2009 | 4 min), by Shane Belcourt

In this short film, a young woman of mixed ancestry struggles with an Equal Opportunity Form that requires her to respond to the dilemma: Ethnicity – Choose One.

Markham Public Library in celebration of Aboriginal History Month. More information here and reservations here.

 

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