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Screening: After the Last River
November 30, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
The Radical Imagination Project is delighted to be once again partnering with Cinema Politica and the Central Branch of the Halifax Public Library to curate a series of provocative documentary films to Halifax from September to December 2015. These films focus on key contemporary issues and will be followed by moderated discussions. All films are free and open to the public.
Monday, November 30, 6:30pm – Central Branch Library, O’Regan Auditorium
(2015, director: Vicki Lean) In the shadow of a De Beers diamond mine, a remote indigenous community lurches from crisis to crisis, as their homeland transforms into a modern frontier. Rosie Koostachin delivers donations to families who live in uninsulated sheds, overgrown with toxic mold. She is determined to raise awareness, believing that if only Canadians knew, her hometown’s dire situation would improve. Over five years, filmmaker Victoria Lean follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight twice – first when the Red Cross intervenes and again during the protest movement, Idle No More. Weaving together great distances, intimate scenes and archive images, the documentary chronicles the First Nation’s fight for justice in the face of hardened indifference.