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We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice (FREE)
dir. Alanis Obomsawin
Canada, 163 minutes

Canadian Masters: Alanis Obomsawin
Richcraft Hall Theatre (formerly River Building), Carleton University, Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:00 pm
We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice (dir. Alanis Obomsawin, Canada, 2016, 163 min.)

We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice is a 2016 Canadian documentary film by Alanis Obomsawin about the First Nations activist Cindy Blackstock and her court case against the federal government of Canada for underfunding social services to children living on First Nations reserves.

The film details how the federal government has resisted applying Jordan's Principle to restitution efforts. Also appearing in the film is Assembly of First Nations lawyer David Nahwegahbow, who describes the government's efforts to avoid living up to its agreements with Indigenous peoples. To make the film, Obomsawin followed the case for six years, recording testimony from all sides. (Wikipedia)

Doors open at 6:30pm. Alanis Obomsawin will introduce the film and participate in a brief discussion after the screening. Those interested in a more in-depth question period should attend the first evening of our presentation at Arts Court.

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The CANADIAN MASTERS series is presented by the Canadian Film Institute in collaboration with Carleton University’s School For Studies In Art and Culture: Film Studies.

Admission to this screening is free!