4 Seasons of Reconciliation Film Series
4 Seasons of Reconciliation film series is comprised of 4 short documentary films set in Canada on the heels of the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The project chronicles four stories on reconciliation, each to be released at a different season. The series is accompanied by bonus features highlighting reconciliation champions from across the lands in Canada. Its aim is to inspire reconciliation through media arts. A Youtube channel will provide free access to the films and premiere screenings and tours will bring communities together in the discussion.
Filming commences in spring with a biography on ‘Douglas Cardinal: Anishnaabe Architect’ on the morning of his 83rd birthday. Spring production continues along with our second film: Economic Reconciliation which explores the TRC Calls to Actions for the private sector in Canada.
Once these two films are completed, filming will continue in the fall and winter with our third film, set in Manitoba on the lack of housing on reserves and the gap in living conditions. In Saskatchewan we will be joined by co-creators of Treaty 4 to explore with the Elders of First Nations University of Canada their vision and hope for reconciliation for our fourth film.
Film #1: Reconciliation on Bay St.
Resources from their traditional territories fuel Canada's economic growth, yet Indigenous peoples often live in Third World conditions. Successful First Nations entrepreneurs propose remedies they predict would benefit the whole country.
film #2: douglas Cardinal
Architect Douglas Cardinal's path in life has seldom been as smooth as the lines on the buildings he designs. An Anishinaabe raised in Blackfoot territory, Cardinal's curvilinear vision has produced instantly-recognizable monuments to Indigenous culture in the national capitals of both Canada and the United States. The film reveals how his Anishinaabe The film reveals how his Anishinaabe culture and Indigenous worldview fuel his creative genius.