Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A Film from the NFB that Tells the Story Behind Theresa Spence's Hunger Strike

Where would we be with out the National Film Board? For decades it has been making excellent films about Canada and Canadians. As it happens a film released last year, and now available for viewing on the net for free, gives the background on the village where Theresa Spence, the woman who forced Stephen Harper to meet with First Nation chiefs, lives While she may not consider that her hunger strike has been effective, it--and the larger Idle No More movement--and moved Native Canadians' problem front and centre. NDP Outremont will be showing the film Monday, February 4, at Café Em, 5718 Park Avenue, in the Mile End district of Montreal. Time: 7 p.m. Admission free, but contributions gladly accepted. The viewing will be followed by a discussion.

The People of the Kattawapiskak River by Alanis Obomsawin, National Film Board of Canada

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