Documentary Screening of The Pass System

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Library and Archives Canada and the University of Ottawa invite you to a screening of the documentary:

The Pass System
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:30 p.m.
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Free public event

The Pass System illuminates Canada’s hidden history of racial segregation. For over 60 years, the Canadian government often denied Indigenous peoples the basic freedom to leave their reserves without a pass. Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot elders of the prairie land where this segregation took place tell their stories of living under and resisting the system, and they link their experiences to today. Acclaimed Cree actor and activist Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall) narrates this investigative look into a little-known aspect of Canada.

Come and meet the director and producer Alex Williams, who will attend the screening and participate in a question-and-answer period after the movie.

The presentation will be in English only.

This event if fully booked.

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