Ab­bott films show­ing in Sut­ton

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

On Thurs­day, Jan­uary 15th at 7:30 PM, the Louise Ab­bott films Nu­naaluk: A for­got­tern Story, and A Jour­ney to re­mem­ber will be shown at the Salle AG Pel­letier, in Sut­ton. Louise Ab­bott will be in attendance for a dis­cus­sion pe­riod after the films. Both films fo­cus on the in­dige­nous peo­ples of James Bay.

A For­got­ten Story, Di­rected by Louise Ab­bott (Run­time: 29 min­utes)

Win­ner, Best Film by an Es­tab­lished Film­maker, Jasper Short Film Fes­ti­val, 2014

Fi­nal­ist, Best Doc­u­men­tary Short, Amer­i­can In­dian Film Fes­ti­val, San Francisco, 2014

Of­fi­cial Se­lec­tion, Global Vi­sions Fes­ti­val, Ed­mon­ton, 2014; Mon­treal First Peo­ples Fes­ti­val, 2014; and The Ex­plor­ers Club Po­lar Film Fes­ti­val, New York City, 2014

The story of a re­mark­able group of Inuit who once lived on a re­mote is­land in south­east­ern James Bay has been for­got­ten un­til now. This doc­u­men­tary fol­lows Mini Aodla Free­man as she re­turns to the is­land and shares her mem­o­ries of life there more than fifty years ago and the painful events that ended the Inuit set­tle­ment.

A Jour­ney to Re­mem­ber, di­rected by Louise Ab­bott (Run­time: 35 min­utes)

Mem­bers of an ex­tended Cree fam­ily travel to their bush camp for the last time be­fore their tra­di­tional hunt­ing and trap­ping grounds are flooded by Hy­dro-Québec’s di­ver­sion of the Ru­pert River. It is a jour­ney into their past and a re­flec­tion on their fu­ture.

For in­for­ma­tion about ticket prices or to re­serve a place, call 450 538-0486 or email sal­leag­pel­letier@bell­net.ca.

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