The Road Forward

October 13, 2022, 4–6 PM

This in-person event takes place at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, 1985 Learners Walk. A brief discussion will follow the film screenings.

The Road Forward (2017)

Marie Clements

The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

Duration: 1 hr 41 minutes

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This event is part of UBC Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre’s Orange Shirt Day | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Programming and is presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.