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The Pass System Screens at Peter Gzowski College

ROOM GCS 115 at Peter Gzowski College

From the Northwest Resistance of 1885 and for over 60 years, the Canadian Government denied many Indigenous peoples of the prairies the basic freedom to leave their reserves, all the while knowing there was no basis in law for the policy. This investigative documentary features Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot Elders and their stories of living under and resisting the system, revealing a little-known picture of life under segregation. In Canada.

“This powerful film draws from Elders’ memories and historical artifacts in order to detail the history of the pass system - yet another example of the regulation and control of Indigenous people through colonial policies created by the Canadian state.” - Idle No More

Watch the trailer for the film here: https://vimeo.com/125253802

DIRECTOR Alex Williams NARRATION Tantoo Cardinal EDITOR Igal Hecht
MUSIC Cris Derksen EXECUTIVE PRODUCER James Cullingham
PRODUCED IN ASSSOCIATION WITH TAMARACK PRODUCTIONS WWW.TAMARACKPRODUCTIONS.COM

Follow the film on facebook for upcoming screenings and to see some of the original pass system documents: facebook.com/thepasssystem
and on twitter: twitter.com/ThePassSystem

Map to Peter Gzowski College: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Peter+Gzowski+College,+2510+Pioneer+Rd,+Peterborough,+ON+K9J+8S6/@44.3573028,-78.2900498,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d5f4d42bc53589:0x98d4aa4ecae6165f

RECENT PRESS for THE PASS SYSTEM:

TORONTO STAR: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/01/10/the-pass-system-explores-dark-chapter-in-canadian-history.html
NOW MAGAZINE: https://nowtoronto.com/news/canada-s-secret-history-of-segregation/
CBC ABORIGINAL: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/dark-history-canada-s-pass-system-1.3454022
CTV: http://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=758495
APTN INFOCUS: http://aptn.ca/news/tag/the-pass-system/
CBC UNRESERVED: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/exploring-the-past-present-and-future-of-life-in-indigenous-canada-1.3336594/the-pass-system-another-dark-secret-in-canadian-history-1.3338520
REGINA LEADER POST: http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/the-pass-system-more-than-a-movie
EAGLE FEATHER NEWS: http://www.eaglefeathernews.com/arts/index.php?detail=1719
TREATY 4 NEWS: http://treaty4news.com/2015/12/the-pass-system/