Trick or Treaty
Rated To Be Announced ~ Runs 85 minutes
Dir.: Alanis Obomsawin, Canada, 2014
To mark the release of Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, Our People Will Be Healed, L’Ipéen and the Charlottetown Film Society, in collaboration with the NFB and the City of Charlottetown, have organized a retrospective of six of her films. Free admission (donations accepted at the door)
This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada: respect for and protection of their lands and their natural resources, and the right to hunt and fish so that their societies can prosper. Preceded by a short documentary about the filmmaker.