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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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AMIMIFF: OUR PEOPLE WILL BE HEALED
(NR) 97min 2017
May 18 - 21, Sat 5/19 8:30 Mon 5/21 5:00
Legendary Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. With a focus on self-determination and sustainability, it incorporates people’s history, language and culture in conveying a message of hope and healing in an appropriate school environment, but the legacy of colonial policies and the trauma around the crisis of murdered and missing women remains deeply felt. Using interviews and gorgeous landscape photography to represent this vibrant place in all its complexity and beauty, Obomsawin shows us what action-driven decolonization actually looks like.