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Under the Stars: An Outdoor Screening Series
August 23, 2013 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
The Regent Park Film Festival and ImagineNATIVE are pleased to co-present Elijah, directed by award-winning filmmaker Paul Unwin
Date: Friday, August 23, 2013
Location: Daniels Spectrum, MDC Partners Courtyard (South side of Daniels Spectrum)
Bill Merasty, star of the film, will be in attendance for a Q&A at the end of the screening.
About the movie:
Elijah takes a smart and lighthearted look at an important historical moment, digging underneath the constitutional crisis of the time to reveal a true homegrown David and Goliath story.
On June 3, 1990, the day the Meech Lake Accord was signed by the Premiers, Elijah Harper’s personal and professional life was in tatters. The disarmingly shy politician and aboriginal leader was facing increasing pressure from his community to effect change, his marriage was on the rocks, and he was beginning to question whether he could meet the gigantic expectations placed upon him. Over the next 20 days, with the help of the Manitoba Chiefs, including the charismatic Chief Phil Fontaine, Harper rose to the challenge and inadvertently became a hero by fighting for the rights of Canada’s aboriginal peoples.
Photo Credit: MostraSP