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Lunch & Learn with Marie Clements + The Road Forward

  • Arts and Culture Centre 95 Allandale Road St. John's, NL, A1B 3X6 Canada (map)
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We are thrilled to have two incredible filmmakers coming to St. John's with their films to engage with our communities! Alanis Obomsawin with her film Our People will be Healed, and Marie Clements with her film The Road Forward

All film screenings and events are FREE! Tickets available at the ACC Box Office.


Lunch & Learn with Marie Clements
Thursday, June 28
12pm, LSPU Hall

Bring your lunch to the LSPU Hall for a Lunch and Learn with Marie Clements. Moderated by Nicole Rousseau.

Snacks provided. No ticket required.

The Road Forward a film by Marie Clements 
Thursday, June 28
7:30pm, Arts & Culture Centre

The film screening will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker, moderated by Mary Walsh.  


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.  Clements paints an electrifying picture of how a tiny movement, the Native Brotherhood and Native Sisterhood, became a powerful voice for social, political and legal advocacy, eventually effecting profound change at the national level.

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. The Road Forward is a rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

Following a stellar first year for the Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake) tour, which featured more than 500 screenings of films from the NFB’s unique collection of 250+ Indigenous-made works, the NFB is pleased to extend the tour into 2018 and 2019! 

The tour presents films that share the stories of our land, told by First Nations, Métis and Inuit filmmakers from every region of the country. Powerful, political, and profound, the films initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood.