Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Canadian premiere of HONOUR YOUR WORD

Monday, Feb.10th, 7pm
Cinema Politica, Concordia University
1455 de Maisoneuve West, D.B.Clarke Theater

Canadian premiere with filmmaker Martha Stiegman and Barriere Lake Community spokespeople in attendance.


Honour Your Word is an intimate portrait of life behind the barricades for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, an inspiring First Nation whose dignity and courage contrast sharply with the political injustice they face.

The title refers to their campaign slogan demanding Canada and Quebec honour a precedent-setting conservation deal signed in 1991. Director Martha Stiegman spent four years shooting this poetic, heartfelt documentary that challenges stereotypes of "angry Indians." Honour Your Word juxtaposes starkly contrasting landscapes—the majesty of the bush, a dramatic highway stand-off against a riot squad, daily life within the confines of the reserve—to reveal the spirit of a people for whom blockading has become a part of their way of life, a life rooted in the forest they are defending.

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