Feb
08

Date: Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Bldg. 170-Shq'apthut-A Gathering Place


Add to CalendarNanaimo Global Film Festival02/08/2018 06:00 PM02/08/2018 08:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverThe Nanaimo Global Film Festival will be held at VIU on February 7-9, 2018. This year’s festival features stories about people around the world who are reinventing their world and futures. On behalf of 'Su'luqw'a' Community Cousins and Services for Aboriginal Students, we will be hosting a series of documentaries with an Indigenous perspective. We hope you can join us. Featuring - The Road Forward (24 mins)   Students from School District 48’s Aboriginal Leadership Group travel throughout the Sea to Sky to interview Elders from both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. The teachings empower the students for their 3rd annual 24 Hour Drum event. Elders share stories, poetry, and deep wisdom surrounding issues of language revitalization, reconciliation and forgiveness. Birth of a Family - (84 mins) Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard. Part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, in which 20,000 Indigenous children were removed from their families, all four siblings are now middle-aged, with no shared memories. Together, they piece together their history, deepen their connections and take the first steps in building their family. Bldg. 170-Shq'apthut-A Gathering Place false

The Nanaimo Global Film Festival will be held at VIU on February 7-9, 2018. This year’s festival features stories about people around the world who are reinventing their world and futures. On behalf of 'Su'luqw'a' Community Cousins and Services for Aboriginal Students, we will be hosting a series of documentaries with an Indigenous perspective. We hope you can join us.

Featuring - The Road Forward (24 mins) 

 Students from School District 48’s Aboriginal Leadership Group travel throughout the Sea to Sky to interview Elders from both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. The teachings empower the students for their 3rd annual 24 Hour Drum event. Elders share stories, poetry, and deep wisdom surrounding issues of language revitalization, reconciliation and forgiveness.

Birth of a Family - (84 mins)

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.

Part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, in which 20,000 Indigenous children were removed from their families, all four siblings are now middle-aged, with no shared memories. Together, they piece together their history, deepen their connections and take the first steps in building their family.


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