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Free Screening: The Pass System

FREE SCREENING of The Pass System

September 26th, 2016 • 6 PM
Auditorium (Room 190), OCAD University
100 McCaul Street

From the Northwest Resistance of 1885 and for over 60 years, the Canadian Government denied many Indigenous peoples of the prairies the basic freedom to leave their reserves, all the while knowing there was no basis in law for the policy. This investigative documentary features Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot Elders and their stories of living under and resisting the system, revealing a little-known picture of life under segregation. In Canada.

Panel discussion to follow
Panel: Alex Williams, Ryan Rice

DIRECTOR Alex Williams
NARRATION Tantoo Cardinal
EDITOR Igal Hecht
MUSIC Cris Derksen

The Pass System was made with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council the Toronto Arts Council, many artist-run media arts centres across the country, as well as community supporters, and was produced in association with Tamarack Productions.

Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University
OCAD U Faculty of Art
OCAD U Department of Integrated Media
OCAD U's Art & Social Change

Earlier Event: September 24
SURFACE II: An Alternative Art Fair & Party
Later Event: October 6