World Community wraps up its 2017 film series on Tuesday, December 5th at 7 pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College with a screening of Our People Will Be Healed (98 min). Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome.
Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg, receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. Its teachers help their students to develop their abilities and their sense of pride in their culture. This positive story illustrates what is possible with proper funding and support.
Film critic Jesse Wente comments “Obomsawin invites her audience into Norway House to meet its people and to glimpse what action-driven decolonization actually looks like…Using personal interviews and gorgeous landscape photography, Obomsawin captures this rich, vibrant place in all its complexity and beauty.”
Film lovers will want to check out the descriptions and film trailers for the 27th World Community Film Festival (Feb. 2 and 3, 2018) at www.worldcommunity.ca Early bird tickets for the festival are now on sale at the Sid Williams Theatre Box office. FMI: 250 337 5412World Community