This howl of anger and despair demands to be seen. The rest of the world learned about the Attawapiskat First Nation crisis in Northern Ontario after a Red Cross intervention in 2011, followed by Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike and the arrival of the Idle No More movement. Canadians, alternately, were treated to the spectacle of our subhuman prime minister and his bootlickers in the media indulging in an orgy of victim blame.
Making her debut, filmmaker Victoria Lean spent five years chronicling this ongoing humanitarian disaster after South African mining giant De Beers arrived in 2008 and made everything worse. With a keen historical perspective—the story really begins with the Indian Act of 1867—she assembled a devastating indictment of Canada’s greatest shame. Theresa Spence is routinely described by those fucktards at the National Post as "controversial". After the Last River will reacquaint you with reality.
Advance tickets for its last DOXA screening are sold out (rush tix are still available), but whatever it takes, don't let this one pass you by.
Vancity, May 5 (12:30 p.m.)