Political Cinema: Indigenous Rights and Global Responsibilities

Thursday evenings, September 22 – October 13

Join us on select Thursday evenings this fall to enjoy and engage in political films. Each documentary will be introduced by Indigenous artists, activists and community members to give local context and perspective to the themes. Consider our global responsibilities regarding the issues currently surrounding Indigenous rights, land and water. Free with museum admission.

Cultures of Resistance
September 22 / 7:30pm
Iara Lee / Brazil – United States / 2011 / 73′
A global look at the diverse resistance tactics deployed by people committed to progressive change. Speaker: Loretta Todd (Métis Cree Canadian director, activist and storyteller).

Fractured Land
October 6 / 7pm
Fiona Rayher & Damien Gillis / Canada – New Zealand – United States / 2015 / 80′
Caleb Behn is a Dene lawyer and activist from BC devoted to fighting the gas fracking industry. This is his remarkable and inspiring story. Speakers: Caleb Behn & Morgan Guerin (Musqueam Councillor and Fisheries Officer).

Bikpela Bagarap (Big Damage)
October 13 / 7pm
David Fedele / Papua New Guinea / 2011 / 43′
A tale of exploitation and broken promises, where locals are treated as second-rate citizens in their own country by logging companies and corrupt politicians. Speaker: Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson (Haida lawyer, artist and activist).

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