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Friday, June 24, 2011

Film: 3rd World Canada

A film recommended by Dr. Verna St. Denis. Trailer and order information: http://www.thirdworldcanada.ca/3rd-world-canada-the-movie
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (the people of the lake) is a remote Native community bound by reserve laws in the forgotten North of Ontario. This Nation dates back to 7,000 years where bones of their ancestors were discovered on the shores of Big Trout Lake. Today this proud Nation is deeply impoverished in 3rd World conditions bound by Treaty laws signed, by their non-English speaking ancestors. Set in the backdrop of the aftermath of the suicide of three parents, the documentary explores the impact of 3rd world conditions on the children left behind and a community’s courage in looking after them.
In her fifth film, Gemini-nominee, Andrée Cazabon brings to light the impact of reserve conditions through the poignant testimonies of community, children and youth. Filmed with the participation of the Nation of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Ontario and funded by the Ontario Arts Council, Laidlaw Foundation, The Law Foundation, the Atkinson Charitable Foundation and Wasaya Airways.
Executive Producer, Writer and Director: Andrée Cazabon
Cinematographer and Editor: Peter Shatalow
All rights reserved - Productions Cazabon
running time: 46 minutes

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