Join us for the 1st Annual RISE Reconciliation Film Festival!
In honour of Reconciliation Week, RISE is working with Metro Cinema to screen some of the best Indigenous films to Edmonton audiences. Each screening will include pre and post film activities, including panel discussions and additional resources.
All screenings will be free and open to the public but space will be limited.
To guarantee your seat, make a donation of $40.00 to receive a festival pass and skip the line at the door!
Saturday, May 26 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: All you can eat Cereal & Cartoons...
A family-friendly reconciliation event will include a cereal bar, kid-friendly NFB shorts, storytime with EPL, and a screening of "Secret Path", the critically acclaimed film by Gord Downie.
Sunday, May 27 from 7:00-9:00 PM: #IndigenousGoesPOP
An event to explore Indigenous representation in pop culture through the screening of NFB's "Reel Injun" (2009) and the release of the 5th RISE ZINE themed #IndigenousGoesPOP.
Tuesday, May 29 from 7:00-9:00 PM: Understanding Indian Hospitals
A triple screening of three films chronicaling Edmonton's own Charles Camsell Indian Hospital: “The Longer Trail” (1956), “Lost Songs” (1999), and “Camsell” (2016), followed by a panel discussion with those connected to the recent class action lawsuit filed by former patients of the hospital.
Wednesday, May 30 from 7:00-11:00 PM: The Films of Georgina Lightning
A sneak preview of local Indigenous filmmaker Georgina Lightning's latest film "Grandmother's Medicine" (2018) and a screening of her first full length drama “Older than America” (2008) that brought her international acclaim. The director will be present for a discussion between the screenings.
Thursday, May 31 from 9:30-11:00 PM: Rhymes for Young Ghouls
A late-night screening of what has been called the "Indigenous film that every Canadian should see" that captures in the intergenerational impacts of the violence left in the wake of residential schools and colonization.
Friday, June 1 from 7:00-9:00 PM: Special Screening of Indian Horse
A screening of this recently released feature film based on the novel by Richard Wagamese about residential school survival followed by a panel discussion with some of those impacted the most.
Addition screening of Indian Horse Saturday, June 2 from 3:30-5:30 PM.