Title: Film Screening: Honour Your Word
Location: Boarding House Gallery, 6 Dublin St. S.
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Description: The Guelph Film Festival, CFRU, and OPIRG Guelph are proud to present:
A screening of the film ‘Honour Your Word’, preceded by the short ‘Stolen Dream’.
‘Honour Your Word’ (59min) is an intimate portrait of life behind the barricades for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, an inspiring First Nation whose dignity and courage contrast sharply with the political injustice they face.
The title refers to their campaign slogan demanding Canada and Quebec honour a precedent-setting conservation deal signed in 1991. Director, Martha Stiegman, spent four years shooting this poetic, heartfelt documentary that challenges stereotypes of “angry Indians.” Honour Your Word juxtaposes starkly contrasting landscapes—the majesty of the bush, a dramatic highway stand-off against a riot squad, daily life within the confines of the reserve—to reveal the spirit of a people for whom blockading has become an unfortunate part of their way of life, a life rooted in the piece of Boreal Forest they are defending.
In ‘Stolen Dreams’ (9 min) we follow the moving story of Colleen Cardinal, a Plains Cree woman adopted during the Sixties Scoop era of Aboriginal child apprehension policies, as she struggles to reunite with her sisters and build a family.
We are excited to be joined by the director of ‘Stolen Dreams’ Caro Ibrahim for a discussion on the film.
This event is sponsored by and apart of the 2014 Guelph Film Festival. Chcck out more on this awesome 4 days of film screenings.
Twitter: @guelphfilm #gff14
Start Time: 3:00 pm
End Time: 5:30 pm