Free Screening: The Pass System (2015)

Posted 16/05/11 in NEWS

You are cordinally invited to a free screening of:


Sunday, 29 May 2016 @ 7 pm

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, Ontario

Rated: G (no advisory)

The Pass System illuminates Canada’s hidden history of racial segregation. For over 60 years, the Canadian government often denied Indigenous peoples the basic freedom to leave their reserves without a pass. Cree, Soto, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot elders of the prairie land where this took place tell their stories of living under and resisting the system, and link their experiences to today. Acclaimed Cree actor and activist Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall) narrates this investigative look into a little-known Canada.

Directed and produced by Alex Williams
Narrated by Tantoo Cardinal
Edited by Igal Hecht
Music by Aboriginal cellist and composer Cris Derksen.
Executive producer James Cullingham

Produced in association with Tamarack Productions, and graciously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.