Six Nations Tourism Presents Movie Mondays 2019 Schedule
Dates: January 28, February 25, March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25, December 16
Cost: By Donation
Six Nations Tourism is excited to present their Movie Monday series for the 2019 season at the Gathering Place; featuring some of the most popular Indigenous films. This movie series features More Than Frybread, Trudell, The People of the Kattawapiskak River, Justice Denied, Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn & Back, Mohawk Girls, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Whale Rider, We Were Children, Older Than America, Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny, and Birth Of A Family. Admission is by donation, and refreshments and popcorn will be provided!
More Than Frybread
This mockumentary-style film focuses on the first annual World Wide Frybread Association’s Arizona State Chapter Championship, a two day event in Flagstaff. Tensions boil as competitors race to the finals held in New York City.
Trudell follows the extraordinary life of Native American poet & activist John Trudell. From his impoverished childhood in Omaha, to his leadership in the American Indian Movement (AIM), and his reincarnation as an acclaimed musician and spoken word poet.
The People of The Kattawapiskak River
The People of The Kattawapiskak River is a documentary exposing the housing crisis faced by 1,700 Cree in Northern Ontario, a situation that led Attawapiskat’s Band Chief to ask the Canadian Red Cross for help.
A true story, based on the life of Donald Marshall, a 17 year Mic Maq Indian convicted of a murder he did not commit. Marshall spent 11 years in a maximum security prison until, by a series of bizarre coincidences, the real murderer was discovered.
Little Caughnwaga: To Brooklyn & Back
Delve into the Mohawk community in this feature-length documentary about the steel workers who hold a special place in North American history. The iconic New York skyline, with all its monuments to modernity, is the fruit of their labour. And while the men were scraping the skies, the women had their feet firmly on the ground, sustaining a vibrant community in the heart of Brooklyn.
Mohawk Girls is a feature length documentary about three teenage girls growing up in the Kahnawake Mohawk Community, outside of Montreal. Shot over the span of two years Mohawk filmmaker, Tracey Deer, takes a look at the indigenous youth culture in the 21st Century.
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
In July 1990, a dispute over a proposed golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, set the stage for a historic confrontation that would grab international headlines and sear itself into the Canadian consciousness. Director Alanis Obomsawin—at times with a small crew, at times alone—spent 78 days behind Kanien’kéhaka lines filming the armed standoff between protestors, the Quebec police and the Canadian army.
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence dates back a 1000+ years to a single ancestor, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born male, have been considered his direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl, believes she is destined to be the new chief, and must convince her grandfather.
We Were Children
Residential schools were government-funded institutions ran by various Christian faiths, which took Indigenous children away from their families, and stripped them of their cultural identity. These schools were established with the express purpose ‘to kill the Indian in the child’. We Were Children is a documentary that explores the shocking true story of two such children: Glen Anaquod & Luna Hart.
Older Than America
A woman’s haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest’s sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at the residential school she attended. A contemporary drama of suspense, this movie delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at such institutions across North America.
Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny
This documentary pokes fun at the ways in which Inuit people have been treated as “exotic” documentary subjects by turning the lens onto the strange behaviours of the Qallunaat (Inuit word for white people). The term refers less to skin color than to a certain state of mind.
Birth of A Family
In this moving film, three sisters and one brother (all adopted as infants into separate families across North America) meet for the first time. Birth of A Family follows them through the challenges, trepidation and joys of their first steps towards forming their family.
Doors open at 6:30PM. Arrive early to get the best seat!