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In the Name of All Canadians

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

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. Includes Last Resort by local filmmaker Vivian Belik, a short documentary focusing on the Ktunaxa Nation's struggle to protect the sacred region of Jumbo Mountain in BC from the development of a ski resort. Filmmakers Vivian Belik and Jennifer Bowen in attendance along with film subject, Troy Sebastian. The films in this program: LAST RESORT 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 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 Mobility rights come into question when the Canadian Government denies re-entry to a Sudanese-born Canadian after false allegations of terrorism. LESSONS INJUSTICE 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 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 1930s and 1940s. IN PART 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
  • Directed by Various
  • 2017, Canada
  • 88 minutes

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