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EventsTORONTO: The Pass System at OISE

March 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

March 24, 2016, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education ROOM 5-210/220
FREE SCREENING! RSVP to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pass-system-at-oise-tickets-22977750069

From the Northwest Resistance of 1885 and for over 60 years, the Canadian Government denied many Indigenous peoples of the prairies the basic freedom to leave their reserves, all the while knowing there was no basis in law for the policy. This investigative documentary features Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot Elders and their stories of living under and resisting the system, revealing a little-known picture of life under segregation. In Canada.

“This powerful film draws from Elders’ memories and historical artifacts in order to detail the history of the pass system – yet another example of the regulation and control of Indigenous people through colonial policies created by the Canadian state.” – Idle No More

Watch the trailer for the film here: https://vimeo.com/125253802

DIRECTOR Alex Williams NARRATION Tantoo Cardinal EDITOR Igal Hecht
MUSIC Cris Derksen EXECUTIVE PRODUCER James Cullingham

Follow the film on facebook for upcoming screenings and to see some of the original pass system documents: facebook.com/thepasssystem
and on twitter: twitter.com/ThePassSystem

March 24, 2016
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
ROOM 5-210/220

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Presented in association with: The Aboriginal Studies Student’s Union, The Indigenous Education Network, SAGE, University of Toronto.

TORONTO STAR: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/01/10/the-pass-system-explores-dark-chapter-in-canadian-history.html
NOW MAGAZINE: https://nowtoronto.com/news/canada-s-secret-history-of-segregation/
CBC ABORIGINAL: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/dark-history-canada-s-pass-system-1.3454022
TIFF: http://tiff.net/theslate/alex-williams-pass-system
CTV: http://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=758495
APTN INFOCUS: http://aptn.ca/news/tag/the-pass-system/
CBC UNRESERVED: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/exploring-the-past-present-and-future-of-life-in-indigenous-canada-1.3336594/the-pass-system-another-dark-secret-in-canadian-history-1.3338520
REGINA LEADER POST: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/the-pass-system-more-than-a-movie
EAGLE FEATHER NEWS: http://www.eaglefeathernews.com/arts/index.php?detail=1719
TREATY 4 NEWS: http://treaty4news.com/2015/12/the-pass-system/

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