In this documentary, prize-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond (director of “Reel Injun”) team up to research the events and historical impacts of an 18th century war between Inuit and Cree in Northern Québec. In the summer of 2011, the filmmakers interview Inuit and Cree Elders in the side-by-side communities of Kuujjuarapik and Whapmagootsui in an attempt to better understand the long and bloody conflict between the two nations and its impact on people today.
This film is screened as part of the First Peoples, First Screens initiative by Cinema Politica that showcases contemporary Indigenous political film-making from across Canada.This film is part of the “Histories Reclaimed” series and will be followed by 3 short films.
This screening is cosponsored by UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre and David Perley, the centre’s director, will be in attendance to moderate the optional discussion after the film.
Everyone welcome. Films are free but donations welcome.