Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Video: Documentary: A community of Native People in Canada

This is video at its finest — informative, humanly intersubjective, tragic, whimsical, and sometimes heart-wrenching.  It's about one of Canada's communities of Native People.  Take the time and give it a look.

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The People of the Kattawapiskak River 

The People of the Kattawapiskak River (2012) National Film Board of Canada
Alanis Obomsawin 
Alanis Obomsawin - NFB
50 minutes

Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River exposes the housing crisis faced by 1,700 Cree in Northern Ontario, a situation that led Attawapiskat’s band chief, Theresa Spence, to ask the Canadian Red Cross for help. With the Idle No More movement making front page headlines, this film provides background and context for one aspect of the growing crisis. This film will stream free of charge until Friday, January 18, 2013.

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