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Reconciliation Film Festival

In honour of Reconciliation Week, RISE has partnered with Metro Cinema to feature five days of film screenings, discussions and related programming covering themes related to reconciliation in Edmonton. Join us for the 2nd Annual RISE Reconciliation Film Festival, May 28 – June 1, 2019 at Metro Cinema in the Garneau Theatre, 8712 – 109 Street, Edmonton.

This year’s festival is packed with a full-slate of important Indigenous perspectives from the past and present that will deepen your understanding of reconciliation. Highlights from the festival include:

  • The Canadian screen premiere of Blood Memory (2019), a new documentary about Native American child welfare and historical trauma featuring first-hand accounts from adopted/fostered relatives, boarding school survivors, and those working for families and children
  • Treaty Talk: Sharing the River of Life (2018), meant to build understanding, allyship and bridges for better relationship and work together through the sharing of a traditional Cree understanding on natural law and treaty
  • A special 30th anniversary screening of Where the Spirit Lives(1989), a groundbreaking television feature sharing the experiences of residential school, with actress and filmmaker Michelle St. John joining us for a Q&A
  • When They Awake(2017), documenting a remarkable generation of established and emerging Indigenous musicians in a moment of cultural and political resurgence, followed by a Q&A with local contributors and a special performance
For a full schedule of all nine films featured in this year’s festival, along with scheduled programming, visit http://risedmonton.ca/events/

All events are free and open to the public with complimentary tea and bannock but space will be limited. To guarantee your seat, make a donation of $50.00 to receive a festival pass and skip the line at the door!

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