The Pass System Toronto Theatrical Première

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TWO SCREENINGS of The Pass System at TIFF

Friday Feb 19, 8:45 PM
Sunday Feb 21, 3 PM - Panel discussion to follow with guests Pamela Palmater (lawyer, authour, activist and CBC commentator), John S. Milloy (Professor Emeritus, Canadian Studies, Trent, and authour of "A National Crime") and Beverly Jacobs (lawyer and activist for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls) moderated by acclaimed doc filmmaker Ali Kazimi, and accompanied by the filmmakers, Executive Producer James Cullingham and Director Alex Williams

THE PASS SYSTEM is a new documentary about segregation in Canada.

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 artists telling stories of their families living under and resisting this egregious breach of their Treaty and human rights. Narration by acclaimed actor Tantoo Cardinal and music by Juno-nominated cellist and composer Cris Derksen.

“This powerful film draws from Elders’ memories and historical artifacts in order to detail the history of the pass system - yet another example of the regulation and control of Indigenous people through colonial policies created by the Canadian state.” - Idle No More

Watch the trailer for the film here: https://vimeo.com/125253802

DIRECTOR Alex Williams NARRATION Tantoo Cardinal EDITOR Igal Hecht
MUSIC Cris Derksen EXECUTIVE PRODUCER James Cullingham
PRODUCED IN ASSSOCIATION WITH TAMARACK PRODUCTIONS WWW.TAMARACKPRODUCTIONS.COM

Graciously supported by community and the Arts Councils of Toronto, Ontario and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Follow the film on facebook for upcoming screenings and to see some of the original pass system documents: facebook.com/thepasssystem
and on twitter: twitter.com/ThePassSystem

RECENT PRESS:
TORONTO STAR: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/01/10/the-pass-system-explores-dark-chapter-in-canadian-history.html
CTV: http://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=758495
APTN INFOCUS: http://aptn.ca/news/tag/the-pass-system/
CBC UNRESERVED: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/exploring-the-past-present-and-future-of-life-in-indigenous-canada-1.3336594/the-pass-system-another-dark-secret-in-canadian-history-1.3338520
REGINA LEADER POST: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/the-pass-system-more-than-a-movie
EAGLE FEATHER NEWS: http://www.eaglefeathernews.com/arts/index.php?detail=1719
TREATY 4 NEWS: http://treaty4news.com/2015/12/the-pass-system/
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