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Indigenous Film Festival

Reel Injun

Reel Injun

(2009, 1h 28 min)

Thursday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre

Friday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Lily Lake Pavilion, Rockwood Park, Saint John

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the "Hollywood Indian", exploring the portrayal of North American Indigenous peoples through a century of cinema. Traveling through the heartland of America, and into the Canadian North, Diamond looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding – and misunderstanding – of Indigenous peoples.

Blood Quantum

Blood Quantum

(2019, 1h 38 mins)

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre

The dead are coming back to life and almost all of Earth’s population is decimated due to a zombie virus, except for the isolated Mi’kmaq reserve of Red Crow, whose indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.

Dawnland

Dawnland

(2018, 1h, 26 mins)

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre

Thursday, Nov. 25, 6 p.m.
Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to “save them from being Indian.” In Maine, the first official Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States begins a historic investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.


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