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Canada: Apartheid Nation
dir. Angela O'Leary
Canada, 2011, 26 minutes

Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 7:00 pm
A recent selection at the Toronto Indie Film Festival, CANADA: APARTHEID NATION exposes the truth about Canada's remote northern First Nations communities: third world conditions in a first world country. While living next to one of the richest diamond mines in the world, the community faces poverty, homelessness, substandard education and infrastructure. The Attawapiskat First Nation is representative of the product of an archaic federal government department 'Indian Affairs' whose policies propel discrimination against Canada's First Nations People. There are heroes working quietly and surely to effect great change. From small children to Chiefs, this story will move you with their dignity and hope for a better future. Director Angela O’Leary will attend the screening to introduce and discuss her film.

Presented in collaboration with Ottawa Life Magazine. Reception to follow screening.

Special General Admission price: $7.00