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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 2018

Tribal Journey: Paddle to Quwatsun – 11am

April 24
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Native people of British Columbia’s Northwest Coast have a bond with the canoe like no other. The respect for these wood carved items started hundreds of years ago. To honor their ancestors, hundreds of individuals paddle from Bella Bella to Cowichan. Unexpected emotions and incredible transformations take place while manipulating across treacherous waters. While the journey challenges participants physically, spiritually, and mentally, the outcome is nothing short of magical.  

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May 2018

Chasing Lear – 11am

May 1
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As a young theatre student August Schellenberg, saw his first play, King Lear.  Over the years Augie often spoke of how he'd love to see an all Native Shakespeare play.  Four decades later, a phone call brought tears to Augie’s eyes as his dream was promised to be reality.  Chasing Lear takes viewers behind the scenes during dress rehearsals, prop making, and costume fitting as an all-Aboriginal cast performing Shakespeare on an A-house main stage is a first in Canadian History.

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NSI Aboriginal Documentary Program 2014

May 10

Four amazing documentaries in one hour!

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Our Grandfather’s Footprints – 11am

May 17

Our Grandfather’s Footprints Filmmaker, Michael Bourquin, and his cousins follow their aging grandfather Loveman Nole as he passes down stories of living off the land, teaches essential skills, and the importance of connecting with the land. Loveman stresses the importance of family, and the need to retain traditional knowledge and culture. Our Grandfather's Footprints is a heartfelt documentary that shares and inspires.

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About 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.