I am very pleased to invite you to a screening of THE PASS SYSTEM, presented by Mispon: A Celebration of Indigenous Filmmaking and RIIS Media Project. Friday March 11, 7 pm, Luther College, 3737 Wascana Parkway, University of Regina.
The film will be introduced by myself, a Saskatoon-raised filmmaker and will be followed by a Q and A.
THE PASS SYSTEM is a investigative documentary that exposes an illegal practice of the Canadian Government that forced First Nations from Treaty 6, 4 and 7 to carry a pass in order to leave reserve. It features Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot Elders telling their stories of living under and resisting the system, and linking their experiences to today. Legendary actor Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Black Robe) narrates this investigative look into a little-known Canada, with music by Juno-nominated composer Cris Derksen.
Idle No More has commented on the film:
“This powerful film draws from Elders’ memories and historical artifacts in order to detail the history of the pass system – yet another example of the regulation and control of Indigenous people through colonial policies created by the Canadian state.”
Recent press links are below, as well as the film’s trailer, and please find attached a one sheet invitation to the event.
I would be honoured should you be interested to attend. Tickets are not required, as the event is free.
The Pass System
TORONTO STAR: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/01/10/the-pass-system-explores-dark-chapter-in-canadian-history.html
REGINA LEADER-POST: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/the-pass-system-more-than-a-movie