Free Outdoor Screening Of The Road Forward At Fort York

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Join the NFB, Fort York and David Suzuki Foundation for a free outdoor screening of The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, on June 22 as part of the Indigenous Arts Festival.

http://wideawake.nfb.ca/events/the-road-forward-2/

The Road Forward connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

Free programming throughout the evening including musical performances (Wayne Lavallee and Cheri Maracle) at 8:00 PM. Film starts at sunset.

Schedule of the night:
4:00 – 10:00 pm | Food for sale from Pow-wow Cafe

4:30 pm | Manifest Destiny's Child – Indigenous Women's Comedy Troupe (Blue Barracks Hall)
Manifest Destiny's Child is a collective of Indigenous women stand-up comedians sharing their humble, humorous and gregarious perspectives on what it means to be a modern Indian getting by in a colonial world.

5 – 9 pm | David Suzuki Foundation all ages craft making (Fort York Grounds)
The David Suzuki Foundation Butterflyway Project team will be onsite to teach folks how to make bee bombs (seed bombs for bees) and butterfly crafts for our Pollinator Parade(s).

8:15 pm | Cheri Maracle (Introduction to film and acoustic performance)
Cheri Maracle is a multi-award nominated Singer and Actress from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Her original music style is jazz fueled, percussion driven, and layered with her trademark smooth sultry smokey vocals at once evocative, haunting and unforgettable.

8:30 pm | Wayne Lavallee (acoustic performance)
Storyteller, gifted singer and guitarist par excellence, Wayne Lavallee's work is heavily influenced by his Metis culture. His acoustic set will draw songs from his canon of albums and tracks from The Road Forward.

8:45 pm | Wayne Lavallee + Cheri Maracle perform songs from The Road Forward
Part of the ensemble cast for The Road Forward, Wayne and Cheri will perform songs from this rousing and soul-resounding film.

9:20 pm | NFB Outdoor Film: The Road Forward
The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today.
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By: David Suzuki Foundation