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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

The Girls of St. Mary’s

April 3
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Once on April 3, 2018

“The Girls of St. Mary’s” is a rare glimpse into the lives of three Maliseet teenagers on St. Mary’s First Nation, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. St. Mary’s is one of the few urban reserves in Canada and it’s economically strong, But, even here, racism and intolerance take their toll. This one-hour documentary follows a 14, 16 an 17 year-old over a six-month period, as they struggle with inter-racial dating, complicated family relationships and the reality of growing up as aboriginal…

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Sasquatch’n – 11am

April 10
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Once on April 10, 2018,
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We've all heard the Sasquatch stories, but is there more to know? This documentary digs deep into the Indigenous experience to uncover surprising little-known sightings and spiritual messages that might change what you thought you knew about Sasquatch.

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The Pass System – 11 am

April 17

The Pass System takes a look at the history of racial segregation in Canada. Many Elders tell their stories of how they were forced to resist their system, and how those changes have influenced who they have become.

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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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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.