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Movie Screening: “The Invisible Nation” 31/5
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 @ 17:30 - 19:30
Welcome to the last movie screening of this semester where we will screen The Invisible Nation.
In The Invisible Nation, they challenge perceptions by spotlighting the sad reality of the Algonquin of Quebec and bringing the history of this people to the screen for the first time. The Algonquin once lived in harmony with the vast territory they occupied. This balance was upset when the Europeans arrived in the 16th century. Gradually, their Aboriginal traditions were undermined and their natural resources plundered.
Today, barely 9,000 Algonquin are left. They live in about 10 communities, often enduring abject poverty and human rights abuses. These Aboriginals are suffering the threat to their very existence in silence. The filmmakers Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie have decided to sound the alarm before it’s too late.
The Invisible Nation was the best documentary winner at the 2008 Soiree des Jutra in Montreal. The film also won awards in the society and original music categories at the 2008 Prix Gemeaux in Montreal.
The documentary is presented in co-operation with Cinema Politica and Folkuniversitetet.
It is free and open to everyone,
The trailer can be found here: https://
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