Calgary International Film Festival Masterclass with Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin has an impressive resume of films, and will be at Calgary International Film Festival to present her most recent documentary We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice. Join Mount Royal University's Film Studies students as we learn about Alanis’ experiences working in film, her approach and more about creating this hard-hitting documentary.
Event DetailsTues. Sept. 27
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Jenkins Theatre, I115
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice
2016 | 2 h 43 min
In 2007, the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark discrimination complaint against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada. They argued that child and family welfare services provided to First Nations children on reserves and in Yukon were underfunded and inferior to services offered to other Canadian children. Veteran director Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice documents this epic court challenge, giving voice to the tenacious childcare workers at its epicentre.