(M. St. John / Canada / 2016 / 47 ‘) screens on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St., Fredericton.
This film unearths the history of the Public Lands Act of 1853 — its impact on First Nations, treaties, land and the expansion of “Canadian” settlement. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon follows a few roads, one in his own home town of Fort Frances, Ontario, where the main drag is still called Colonization Road. McMahon meets up with a number of people along the way, exploring the state of relationships, settlers in solidarity and what it means to “decolonize.”
There will be an optional discussion after the film. All are welcome. Screenings are free but donations welcome. Conserver House location is wheelchair accessible but the washrooms are up the stairs. This is Cinema Politica Fredericton’s 10th season!
Colonization Road | Friday, October 6 at 7:00pm at Conserver House, 180 Saint John St., Fredericton | View Event