Filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin, presents Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger
Celebrated Indigenous filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin, will return to STU on January 30th to present her most recent film, Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger (2019), as part of our inaugural Indigenous Film Festival, organized by the Senate Committee on Reconciliation.
The film tells the story of how the life of Jordan River Anderson initiated a battle for the rights of Indigenous children to receive the same standard of social, health, and educational services as the rest of the Canadian population.
The screening will be held in the Kinsella Auditorium at 7:00pm. We invite you to attend and to bring your students.
Additional details can be found at this link: https://www.tiff.net/events/jordan-river-anderson-the-messenger
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world, through film.
In addition, on Friday, January 31st at 7:00pm in the Ted Daigle Auditorium, we will present an evening of short films by Maritime Indigenous Filmmakers, and Ms. Obomsawin will also be presenting film-making workshops for students on Friday and Saturday (January 31st to February 1st). Additional information will be provided as details are finalized.
Dr. Kim Fenwick
Vice-President (Academic and Research)
St. Thomas University
51 Dineen Dr.
Fredericton NB E3B 5G3