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Trick or Treaty? – 7PM
June 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm$10
Trick or Treaty?
Screening: Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 7:00 pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Directed by: Alanis Obomsawin
Documentary, PG, 85 minutes, Language: English/Cree with English Subtitles (CANADA)
“This provocative documentary is a fitting film with which to place Obomsawin alongside the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Hong Sang-soo, and recent Cannes champion Nuri Bilge Ceylan, for Trick or Treaty? truly proves Obomsawin a master of the art form.” – Patrick Mullen, POV Magazine
“With typical show don’t tell style, Alanis Obomsawin has crafted another documentary that artfully lays the issues bare (land rights, suicide, forgotten murders, assimilation) that could likely apply to aboriginal peoples world-wide.” – S. James Wegg, JWR
This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada: respect for and protection of their lands and their natural resources, and the right to hunt and fish so that their societies can prosper. In recent years, an awareness-raising movement has been surfacing in First Nations communities. In this powerful documentary, those who refuse to surrender are given a chance to speak out.