Honour Your Word
November 7, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Honour Your Word is an intimate portrait of life behind the barricades for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, an inspiring First Nation whose dignity and courage contrast sharply with material poverty and political injustice they face. Join us for this powerful documentary which follows the struggle of the Algonquins of Barrier Lake as their fight to protect their land, language and way of life. Barriere Lake spokesperson Marylynn Poucachiche, Director Martha Stiegman and Shiri Pasternak of Barriere Lake Solidarity will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film
The title refers to their campaign slogan demanding that Canada and Quebec honour a precedent-setting conservation deal signed in 1991. Director, Martha Stiegman, spent four years shooting this poetic, heartfelt documentary that challenges stereotypes of "angry Indians." Honour Your Word juxtaposes starkly contrasting landscapes — the majesty of the bush, a dramatic highway stand-off against a riot squad, daily life within the confines of the reserve — to reveal the spirit of a people for whom blockading has become an unfortunate part of their way of life, a life rooted in the piece of Boreal Forest they are defending.
Nat Taylor Theatre
4800 Keele St.