March 21, 2016, 6:15 pm: “After the Last River” – Film & Discussion about Attawapiskat

  • Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:15 PM
  • Health Sciences Building, 6th Floor Auditorium
    155 College Street (Queens Park subway), Toronto, ON

FREE screening of documentary After the Last River with

  • Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Victoria Lean, film director

In the shadow of a De Beers diamond mine, a remote indigenous community lurches from crisis to crisis, as their homeland transforms into a modern frontier. Rosie Koostachin delivers donations to families who live in uninsulated sheds, overgrown with toxic mold. She is determined to raise awareness, believing that if only Canadians knew, her hometown’s dire situation would improve. Over five years, filmmaker Victoria Lean follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight twice – first when the Red Cross intervenes and again during the protest movement, Idle No More. Weaving together great distances, intimate scenes and archive images, the documentary chronicles the First Nation’s fight for justice in the face of hardened indifference.

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