163 min. | Canada | English with French subtitles | 2016 | Directed by Alanis Obomsawin

TIFF Film Circuit: We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 pm
National Gallery of Canada Auditorium
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

  5 pm: Tapas   6:30 pm: Film screening


We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

In this documentary, distinguished filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin trains her cameras on a landmark 2007 discrimination case against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada, filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. Obomsawin reveals how inferior the child and welfare services provided to Indigenous peoples are to those available to other Canadian children, and gives a voice to the childcare workers at the heart of the battle.

In English with French subtitles.

5 pm: Enjoy a drink and a treat in the Water Court Foyer before the film. Gourmet Cuisine is offering cash bar service, and a tapas menu.

6:30 pm: Film screening in the Auditorium followed by an onstage conversation with Alanis Obomsawin, Documentary filmmaker and Officer of the Order of Canada, Verna McGregor, Elder from the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, and Kahente Horn Miller, Assistant Professor in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Discussion in English, with French simultaneous interpretation available. 

Same-day online purchase not available. If you wish to buy same-day tickets, please call 1-888-541-8888 or 613-998-8888, or purchase your tickets at the door.





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Taxes included. Doors will open 30 minutes before the screening. 
Wheelchair accessible. Please ask staff for assistance.


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Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 pm
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