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NFB Film Club at the Library - Pictou
6:30 PM
Pictou Library (PARL)
NFB Film Club at the Library, Pictou Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we will be showing the documentary film by award-winning director Alanis Obomsawin, "Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair". About the film: As the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Senator Murray Sinclair was a key figure in raising global awareness of the atrocities of Canada's residential school system. With determination, wisdom and kindness, Senator Sinclair remains steadfast in his belief that the path to actual reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people requires understanding and accepting often difficult truths about Canada's past and present. Alanis Obomsawin shares the powerful speech the Senator gave when he accepted the WFM-Canada World Peace Award, interspersing the heartbreaking testimonies of former students imprisoned at residential schools. The honouring of Senator Sinclair reminds us to honour the lives and legacies of the tens of thousands of Indigenous children taken from their homes and cultures and leaves us with a profound feeling of hope for a better future. For more info, please call the library at 902-485-5021.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Pictou Library (PARL)
Address: 40 Water Street, PO Box 622 Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0
Phone: 902-485-5021

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