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Indigenous Futures – The Condor & the Eagle
October 5, 2019 @ 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
In this documentary, four Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice”. The Condor & The Eagle offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the film four protagonists learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and one another.
Oscar-winning Editor/Producer Douglas Blush says:”This documentary takes the struggle for Climate Justice beyond the standard borders of separate nations and shows a new, larger movement rising up across many Indigenous peoples, using thrilling cinematography, deeply personal stories and the urgency of tomorrow’s headlines. The Condor & The Eagle is both a profound work of climate journalism and an exhilarating, emotional adventure film”.
Academy Award Nominee Mark Ruffalo says: ”I am very impressed with this inspiring Indigenous alliance initiative. The Condor & The Eagle is an important Documentary witnessing how Indigenous people are organizing their communities around Mother wisdom.”
(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)