Indigenous Futures – The Condor & the Eagle
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A special evening of films focused on the intersection of First Nations the world over and the struggle to protect lives, land, and identity, courageously facing off on policy and protection against corporate extractive economies and the pervasive encroachment of colonial state action against tribal sovereignty and people.
Join us for a post-film discussion moderated with community experts and film makers.
The Condor & the Eagle
Energy companies are actively planning to triple Canadian tar sands production in the coming years; a project which would mean “game over” for the prevention of climate change. Such an increase in production is possible if the planned pipelines are actually built and permitted in the US and Canada.
The Condor & the Eagle documents the stories of four well-known Native environmental spokespeople who are at the forefront of a perspective shift in the identity of their people, from forgotten voices to powerful and influential leaders. They have struggled with feelings of isolation their entire lives and are now discovering the power of their shared voices to bring change to the entire world. The film offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the film’s four protagonists – who live along the pipeline routes – learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and extractive economies and brings to light the major role played by Indigenous women in the Environmental Justice Movement.
In the verdant jungles of the Amazon, in the brightly colored cultures of First Nations communities in Vancouver and Alberta, and with the United States Indian tribes, the film shows extraordinary beauty in the places, faces and regalia of traditional people, and follows our protagonists as they develop a resistance strategy that matches the level of their opponents – taking their effort to South America, Europe and beyond. Their task is to make local battles an international concern and finally expose lawbreaking corporations responsible for serious crimes.
(Sophie and Clement Guerra, 82 min, Germany/France/USA)
General Admission: $10 | Senior/Student/Low-Income: $7 | BUY TICKETS
Inspired by Incident at Restigouche (Alanis Obomsawin, 1984), Mi’gwidelmag Gnitjgamitj is a short essay film that captures the beautiful landscapes of Listuguj, but also a dark side of Canada. The film focuses on the experiences of director Nation Isaac’s grandfather in the 1981 Quebec Provincial Police raid of Listuguj, and on Isaac’s own relationship to her grandfather’s life and legacy.
(Nation Isaac, 7 min, Canada)