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Film Screening – Angelique’s Isle
April 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join us at the Douglas Family Art Centre to screen this fabulous film. It is presented as part of a celebration for National Canadian Film Day.
Admission is free. Donations appreciated.
NCFD is a massive one-day, coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema, and screenings are held in every province and territory, in all kinds of venues. This year, the spotlight is on Celebrating Indigenous Voices, and we are delighted that this spotlight is being co-presented by imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, which is the world’s largest showcase for Indigenous-made screen content.
NCFD is evolving into one of the major platforms for screening Indigenous-made films in Canada. NCFD activities will also include a live-streamed panel featuring high profile Indigenous film professionals, providing audiences with insight into this profusion of talent and storytelling, and what it takes to bring these stories to the screen.
In the midst of the 1845 mining boom on the shores of Lake Superior, newlywed Anishinaabe woman Angelique (Julia Jones) agrees to accompany her voyageur husband on a copper expedition. Left by the rest of the crew to guard a large discovery on a remote island, the couple must survive for weeks dealing with the harsh winter conditions and a quickly dwindling food supply.
As hunger sets in, Angelique – a devout Christian – struggles with her faith and must rely on the teachings she received from her grandmother in order to survive. A testament to the strength and resilience of Indigenous women, Angelique’s Isle also stars Tantoo Cardinal and Aden Young.
Based on the novel Angelique Abandoned by James R. Stevens and the true story of 17-year-old Angelique Mott, Angelique’s Isle is a beautiful and harrowing true tale of perseverance and survival.
Registration is required and you can register by contacting the Douglas Family Art Centre at (807) 467-2201 or emailing [email protected].
Register early to avoid disappointment.