North-South studies invites the Dawson community to two events: a film viewing and panel discussion, to be held next Friday April 21 at 8B.7 and the panel to be held on Friday 28 April, at 11:30 in 5B.16
After the Last River
In the shadow of a De Beers mine, the remote community of Attawapiskat lurches from crisis to crisis, while facing mounting environmental issues and an inability to directly benefit from resource revenues. Filmed over five years, After the Last River is a point of view documentary that follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight during the protests of Idle No More.
After the Last River is a complex examination of a community under pressure. Poverty, neglect, and isolation combine to force the remote reserve of Attawapiskat into accepting a De Beers diamond mine on it’s traditional territory. As the mine removes billions of dollars worth of diamonds, the promised jobs barely materialize and the community is threatened by potentially devastating contamination.
8B.7, at 11:30 on Friday the 21st of April
Discussion about the documentary ‘After the Last River’:
VICKI LEAN is an award-winning filmmaker and consultant for the media and entertainment industry. This first feature documentary, After the Last River, was featured on the cover of the 100th issue of POV, the Canadian documentary magazine. It has played in over a dozen festivals, including Cinefest Sudbury, Planet in Focus (winner of Best Canadian Feature), DOXA (Winner of the Nigel Moore Award) and Regent Park FF (Winner of Roger’s Audience Choice Award), and was aired on the CBC Documentary channel. She holds an MFA in Film Production and MBA in Arts and Media Management from York University and BA Joint Honours from McGill. Currently, she is a producer on a VICE’s first scripted series and is developing a slate of unscripted series and hybrid documentary films.
NICOLAS DIELTIENS is an independent writer and researcher based in Johannesburg.
is a journalist who writes for the Guardian newspaper and a long-time activist currently involved with TheLeap.org
, a political project inspired by the Leap Manifesto.
Friday the 28th of April at 11:30 at 5B.16