Film Night: We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice
Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5pm to 9pm
Presented by The Decolonizing Lens, join us for a screening of We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (163 min), followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin, co-organized by Kaila Johnston and Jocelyn Thorpe. Free admission!
Doors open at 5pm • Film starts at 6pm
Free food will be served before the film
About the film:
In this documentary, distinguished filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin focuses her lens on the landmark discrimination case filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada in 2007. Obomsawin exposes injustices to the community by showing how the child and welfare services provided to them are vastly inferior to the services available to other Canadian children, while giving voice to the childcare workers at the heart of the battle.
Film provided by the National Film Board of Canada