We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice
Reconciliation in Focus
Canada 2016, 163 min, Dir: Alanis Obomsawin
  • Sunday February 12, 2017 at 1:00PM
  • Saturday March 11, 2017 at 3:30PM

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Encore screening: March 11 at 3:30PM - No Q&A/discussion.

In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark discrimination complaint against the Canadian government. They argued that child welfare services provided to First Nations children on reserves are underfunded and inferior to services offered to other Canadian children. Alanis Obomsawin’s most recent film, We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twicedocuments this epic court challenge as it is led by Cindy Blackstock, the tenacious child advocate at its epicentre.

February 12 - Alanis Obomsawin and Cindy Blackstock will be in attendance, for a discussion following the screening. Co-Presented by First Nations Children's Action Research and Education Service (FNCARES) & Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta.

The University of Alberta and Metro Cinema acknowledge their relationship with Treaty 6 territory and specifically wish to acknowledge the Papaschase First Nation on whose unceded land our institutions occupy.

FILM ARTICLE: “the film makes viewers witnesses to the continued ways in which inequalities, and most especially, systemic racism born out of Canadian residential schools, still exist today.” – Vue Weekly 

This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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