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Film Screening: Colonization Road

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Woodland Cultural Centre is proud to present Colonization Road.

SYNOPSIS

In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

Host – Ryan McMahon – http://www.rmcomedy.com

Featuring: Pam Palmater, Hayden King, Jeff Denis, Cuyler Cotton, Chief Erwin Redsky, Lee Maracle, Teika Newton, Al Hunter, Heidi Bohaker Rod McLeod, Daryl Redsky, Linda Redsky, Janis Redsky, Leanne Simpson, Niigaan Sinclair, Doug Williams and more.

This film was made with generous assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, and produced in association with The Breath Films.

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Rd
Brantford, Ontario Canada
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Phone:
519-759-2650