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Indigenous Film Screening – The Grizzlies

Date:
Monday, January 20, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
University Community Centre (UCC)
Room: McKellar Room, level 2
Cost:
Free

Based on an inspiring true story, The Grizzlies is a powerful REEL Canada film about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth.
 
When Russ Sheppard (Schnetzer) moves north to teach in a town struggling with a high suicide rate, he is shocked by the challenges facing the town’s youth – a result of the legacy of colonization. Russ introduces a lacrosse program in the school through which the youth find a vital outlet for their emotions, and a sense of pride and purpose in themselves and their community.

The film won four awards at film festivals internationally, and was nominated for two CSAs for the performances of Paul Nutarariaq and Anna Lambe.

Director: Miranda De Pencier

De Pencier is a director and producer whose first short film Throat Song won four awards including a CSA for Best Live Action Short. The Grizzlies won the DGC’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement Feature Film Award. She has produced several films, including Cake, Beginners and Thanks for Sharing. She is currently producing The Chocolate Money.

This session has been brought to campus by Western Libraries in collaboration with the University Students' Council and the Indigenous Student Centre as part of Western’s Annual Indigenous Awareness Week - January 20-28, 2020. Events are free and open to the public.

www.indigenousweek.uwo.ca  #WesternuIAW

Western is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Please contact us in advance if you have any particular accommodation requirements.

Host:
Western Libraries
Contact:
Ashley Kewayosh Samuel - Program Coordinator
akewayos@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 ex 85731
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