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Special Events: Summer 2018
Our People Will Be Healed

September 30 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Washington premiere
Alanis Obomsawin in person

Celebrated Abenaki cinéaste Alanis Obomsawin (born 1932) went from performance and storytelling to filmmaking in the 1970s. Our People Will Be Healed — a multilayered portrait of Norway House Cree Nation, one of the largest First Nation communities in Manitoba with a rich historical legacy dating from the early nineteenth century — is her most recent feature. With an emphasis on self-reliance and sustainable development, Norway House is now a base for community-run industries, though a legacy of colonial policies and earlier ordeals is deeply felt. Through interviews and local landscape footage, Obomsawin represents this vibrant place in all its complexity and splendor. (Alanis Obomsawin, 2017, 97 minutes).  

courtesy the National Film Board of Canada

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