Native American History Month: For Love

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Filmvorführung mit anschließendem Q&A mit Regisseur Matt Smiley

For Love is a film of resilience and resurgence. Colonization has led to many adverse impacts on the
Indigenous population of Canada - most significantly on familial and societal structures. Due to colonial
regimes, Indigenous children are vastly overrepresented in the child welfare system. In 2018, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs deemed the issue "a humanitarian crisis".
Travelling across the country, Indigenous people tell their heartbreaking stories to reveal the atrocities
inflicted by the Canadian child welfare system. The film shines a light on what is happening right now.
It details the horrors of the past and reveals how Indigenous communities are taking back jurisdictional
control of their children in order to ensure that their unique and diverse cultures are preserved for
generations to come.
Awakening a revived respect for the matriarchal system, we learn about the need to preserve
traditional practices, land-based activities and grass roots initiatives in order to keep having a
positive impact on children and families - not only reducing the number of apprehensions, but also
renewing Indigenous pride.

CAN | 2021 | 86 min | Dir.: Matt Smiley | OV
Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch
Tickets direkt beim Kommunalen Kino erhältlich
Mit: Kommunales Kino, Menschenrechte 3000 e.V., Museum Natur und Mensch

Kommunales Kino, Urachstr. 40
Do, 18.Nov.2021 um 19:30