Date: Nov. 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Roxy
Film screening followed by a discussion.
Film: Keepers of the Fire
Director: Christine Welch
For half of a millennium, First Nations women have been at the forefront of Indigenous peoples’ resistance to cultural assimilation. Today, they are still fighting for the survival of their cultures and their peoples–in the rain forest and the city, in the courts and the legislatures, in the Longhouse and the media. Keepers of the Fire profiles Canada’s Indigenous ‘warrior women’ who are protecting and defending their land, their culture and their people in the time-honoured tradition of their foremothers.
This screening is part of Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour. Throughout 2017, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is offering the films in its exceptional collection of 250+ Indigenous-made works to all Canadians — for community screenings! These are the stories of our land, told by First Nations, Métis and Inuit filmmakers from every region of the country. Powerful, political, and profound, these films will initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood.