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Native activism: a musical

Native activism: a musical

A National Film Board documentary uses music and song to trace the history of native activism. Rosamund Norbury photo

In partnership with Vancity, School District 46 and shíshálh Nation, the syiyaya Reconciliation Movement will be holding a public screening of the musical documentary, “The Road Forward”, at 7pm, Friday March 1 at the shíshálh Nation Hall.  No tickets are necessary, but donations are warmly appreciated.

The film will be followed by a discussion with two of the cast members, Latash-Maurice and Delhia Nahanee.

As described on the National Film Board website, “The Road Forward”, is a musical documentary that “connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history – the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s – with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today”. The film’s “stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats”.


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