The Pass System

Film + Q&A

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Tamarack Productions presents:

The Pass System

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 9:00 PM  **Q&A following the film, Director Alex Williams in attendance!**
Globe Cinema
- 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
$10 General @ Door

Wednesday, June, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library - 
616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB

The Pass System illuminates Canada’s hidden history of racial segregation. 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 from Treaty areas 4, 6 & 7, and their stories of living under and resisting the system, revealing a little-known picture of life under segregation.

Directed and produced by Alex Williams
Narrated by Tantoo Cardinal
Edited by Igal Hecht

Music by Aboriginal cellist and composer Cris Derksen.

Produced in association with Tamarack Productions, and graciously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.

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