National Canadian Film Day 2020
April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
NCFD is a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. The Lac La Biche County Libraries will be showing the following films on National Canadian Film Day (Wednesday, April 22nd) in the Wild Rose Room.
The Bread Winner (2017) – 2pm
Based on the bestselling middle-grade novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is an animated feature film set in 2001 in Kabul. It follows the empowering story of a young girl named Parvana who must cut off her hair and disguise herself as a boy to become the breadwinner for her family when her father is imprisoned.
Kayak to Klemtu (2018) – 4pm
When a prominent Kitasoo/Xai’Xais activist passes away, his 14-year-old niece Ella (Blaney) embarks on a kayak journey to take his ashes home to Klemtu. It’s a race against the clock as Ella tries to make it back in time to give a speech protesting a proposed pipeline that would cross Indigenous land.
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (2019) – 6pm
Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.