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Reel Insights brings you in-depth documentaries from around the globe. See the triumphs, losses, and experience the passions of Indigenous peoples, as told by Aboriginal filmmakers.

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April 2017

A Beautiful Forest

April 27
|Recurring Title (See all)
Once on April 30, 2017,
and Once on May 1, 2017

It was once an incredible forest, covering an expansive area equivalent to modern day New Brunswick. A Beautiful Forest takes a look at the land as it exists in today’s modern world. Chiefs, scientists, and a medicine woman relate their views on what has happened to the area as they attempt to re-establish a balance with the new land.

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A Beautiful Forest

April 30
|Recurring Title (See all)
Once on April 30, 2017,
and Once on May 1, 2017

It was once an incredible forest, covering an expansive area equivalent to modern day New Brunswick. A Beautiful Forest takes a look at the land as it exists in today’s modern world. Chiefs, scientists, and a medicine woman relate their views on what has happened to the area as they attempt to re-establish a balance with the new land.

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May 2017

A Beautiful Forest

May 1
|Recurring Title (See all)
Once on April 30, 2017,
and Once on May 1, 2017

It was once an incredible forest, covering an expansive area equivalent to modern day New Brunswick. A Beautiful Forest takes a look at the land as it exists in today’s modern world. Chiefs, scientists, and a medicine woman relate their views on what has happened to the area as they attempt to re-establish a balance with the new land.

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Treading Water

May 4
|Recurring Title (See all)
Once on May 7, 2017,
and Once on May 8, 2017

The spring melt in 2011 produced water that would destroy communities and homes. It was said to be a once in 350 years flood. In a fight to save the city of Winnipeg, farm land and cottages, Assiniboine River water was diverted causing unpredictable flooding in Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin. The result? A state of emergency in Lake St. Martin and Little Saskatchewan First Nation. Three years later nearly 2000 people are unable to return to their community.…

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Treading Water

May 7
|Recurring Title (See all)
Once on May 7, 2017,
and Once on May 8, 2017

The spring melt in 2011 produced water that would destroy communities and homes. It was said to be a once in 350 years flood. In a fight to save the city of Winnipeg, farm land and cottages, Assiniboine River water was diverted causing unpredictable flooding in Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin. The result? A state of emergency in Lake St. Martin and Little Saskatchewan First Nation. Three years later nearly 2000 people are unable to return to their community.…

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Treading Water

May 8
|Recurring Title (See all)
Once on May 7, 2017,
and Once on May 8, 2017

The spring melt in 2011 produced water that would destroy communities and homes. It was said to be a once in 350 years flood. In a fight to save the city of Winnipeg, farm land and cottages, Assiniboine River water was diverted causing unpredictable flooding in Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin. The result? A state of emergency in Lake St. Martin and Little Saskatchewan First Nation. Three years later nearly 2000 people are unable to return to their community.…

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Tony: Back From The Brink

May 11
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Once on May 14, 2017,
and Once on May 15, 2017

Tony: Back from the Brink By all accounts, Tony Kalluk should not have survived to see his 40th birthday. By this point in his life, he had spent 20 years in jail, he was high on pills, had attempted suicide by police, and was headed down a life destructing path. Against all odds, Tony returned home and became a counselor, working with others who found themselves in distress. The film follows Tony as he uses his own experience in life…

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Tony: Back From The Brink

May 14
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Once on May 14, 2017,
and Once on May 15, 2017

Tony: Back from the Brink By all accounts, Tony Kalluk should not have survived to see his 40th birthday. By this point in his life, he had spent 20 years in jail, he was high on pills, had attempted suicide by police, and was headed down a life destructing path. Against all odds, Tony returned home and became a counselor, working with others who found themselves in distress. The film follows Tony as he uses his own experience in life…

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Tony: Back From The Brink

May 15
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Tony: Back from the Brink By all accounts, Tony Kalluk should not have survived to see his 40th birthday. By this point in his life, he had spent 20 years in jail, he was high on pills, had attempted suicide by police, and was headed down a life destructing path. Against all odds, Tony returned home and became a counselor, working with others who found themselves in distress. The film follows Tony as he uses his own experience in life…

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NSI Aboriginal Documentary Program

May 18
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Once on May 21, 2017,
and Once on May 22, 2017,
and Once on August 17, 2017,
and Once on August 19, 2017,
and Once on August 20, 2017,
and Once on August 21, 2017

Four short films in a one hour special! Alice & Kevin from director Sam Vint and producer Chris Read This is the story of Alice Taylor, a life-long resident of the remote fly-in community of St. Theresa Point First Nation. She spends just about every day caring for her adult son Kevin who has cerebral palsy and needs Alice’s round-the-clock assistance. With Alice’s own health in decline she finds it increasingly difficult to care for her son. She knows Kevin…

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February 9th, 2017

Potlatch Keepers

"Potlatch Keepers" is a journey of self discovery and cultural awakening. Community Elders have asked youth to return home from the cities in an effort to help preserve their fading cultural keystone, the Potlatch. An aboriginal filmmaker shares her personal story as she returns to her BC community to answer the call. DSC_9349 resize DSC_9181 resize DSC_9192 resize DSC_9213 resize

February 2nd, 2017

HELEN HAIG-BROWN'S LEGACY

The lasting effects of residential school survivors are apparent virtually across the country. In the touching documentary, Legacy, Helen Haig-Brown explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter, taking us through a journey of healing the lasting effects of abandonment, mistrust and self worth. Helen Haig-Brown 2 _Resolution_ small) _

REEL INSIGHTS

Reel Insights brings you in-depth documentaries from around the globe. See the triumphs, losses, and experience the passions of Indigenous peoples, as told by Aboriginal filmmakers.

February 9th, 2017

Potlatch Keepers

"Potlatch Keepers" is a journey of self discovery and cultural awakening. Community Elders have asked youth to return home from the cities in an effort to help preserve their fading cultural keystone, the Potlatch. An aboriginal filmmaker shares her personal story as she returns to her BC community to answer the call. DSC_9349 resize DSC_9181 resize DSC_9192 resize DSC_9213 resize

February 2nd, 2017

HELEN HAIG-BROWN'S LEGACY

The lasting effects of residential school survivors are apparent virtually across the country. In the touching documentary, Legacy, Helen Haig-Brown explores the often tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter, taking us through a journey of healing the lasting effects of abandonment, mistrust and self worth. Helen Haig-Brown 2 _Resolution_ small) _