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In the Name of All Canadians

“In the Name of All Canadians” A Hot Docs Screening

 

Monday, December 11th, 7 pm,
Broadway Theatre, FREE, Doors 6:30
Followed by a Q & A with visiting filmmaker Aisha Jamal
Presented by PAVED Arts, Hot Docs, and Saskatchewan Intercultural Association.


Trailer, bios, and more: inthenameofallcanadians.com

Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms gets six fresh perspectives with In the Name of All Canadians, a compilation of short documentaries commissioned by Hot Docs. From Indigenous rights to the controversial ‘notwithstanding clause,’ participating filmmakers take the Charter’s key tenets off the page and into the lived experiences of the country we call home.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario
Featuring:

Last Resort (VIVIAN BELIK & JENNIFER BOWEN-ALLEN)
An exploration of the precedent-setting case which sees the first ever Indigenous freedom of religion challenge to go before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Notwithstanding (PATRICK REED & ANDRÉA SCHMIDT)
Adopting a creative approach to speculative documentary and pushing the film in a dystopian direction, a doomsday scenario is imagined when Section 33, the notwithstanding clause, weaponizes the Charter against itself.

The Long Way Home (ARIEL NASR & AISHA JAMAL)
Mobility rights come into question when the Canadian Government denies re-entry to a Sudanese-born Canadian after false allegations of terrorism.

Lessons Injustice (KAREN CHAPMAN)
Danardo jones sets out on a car ride with his teenage son in hopes of having a conversation that some parents dread and others are unaware of. As a lawyer, Jones is well aware that the law can do little to protect his son against the anti-racism and discrimination that has become a part of his complicated Canadian identity.

L’inspecteur (JÉRÉMIE WOOKEY, ANNICK MARION & JANELLE WOOKEY)
Well before minority language educational rights were in place, the difficulties in teaching French in Manitoba public schools are recalled through a story of school inspectors in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

In Part (KHOA LÊ)
A mosaic in the form of a series of Canadian portraits and interviews, ranging from topics related to the Charter, to the existential, to the seemingly insignificant. Inspired by the Proust questionnaire.


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