Aabizingwashi (Wide Awake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour
Throughout 2017, the National Film Board of Canada is offering the films in its exceptional collection of 250+ Indigenous-made works to all Canadians for community screenings. Your AGA is thrilled to present a special series featuring these films, organized in connection with two exhibitions of contemporary Indigenous art: Faye HeavyShield: Calling Stones (Conversations)and WordMark: A New Chapter Acquisition Project.
Documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin follows the landmark discrimination case filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child Family Caring Society of Canada against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada in 2007. Obomsawin documents this court challenge, highlighting the inferior child and welfare services available to Indigenous children, and giving voice to the childcare workers at the heart of the battle.