As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of confederation this year, many of us have become reflective of what this country means to us. As we search for our collective identity as a nation, we often have a tendency of remembering only the positive moments that dot our history. What the documentary In the Name of All Canadians does is show us the sometimes ugly reality for some of this country’s citizens. Commissioned by Hot Docs and told through a collection of six short films, the film takes a look at how Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms changed our course as a nation and ensured certain protections. However, what happens when those laws fail us?
Tag: First Nations
We are back again for the 2017 edition of the Hot Docs Film Festival reviewing films, and keeping an ear to the ground to see what has audiences buzzing. Last year’s festival screened two of the nominees for the 2017 Best Documentary Feature Oscar including the eventual winner OJ: Made in America, so there’s no doubt that once again the year’s best docs will be on full display.
Unprecedented oil, natural gas, and fracking expansion is currently taking place in northern Alberta and British Columbia. Large energy companies are coming in particular into areas of the provinces that are home to many First Nations communities. With no signs of slowing down, the film Fractured Land follows a young Aboriginal leader and lawyer-in-the-making named Caleb Behn as he works hard to get his certification and learns how fight back against those who are out to contaminate and destroy his home.