97 min | Canada | English and Cree with English subtitles | Discussion in English with bilingual Q&A | 2017 | 14A | Director: Alanis Obomsawin

TIFF Top Ten: Our People Will Be Healed

Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:00 pm
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

  5 pm: Tapas   6:30 pm: Film screening
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Located more than 450 km north of Winnipeg, Norway House Cree Nation is one of Manitoba's largest First Nations communities. While known for its self-determination, the legacy of colonialism and the traumas of both the residential school and the crisis around murdered and missing women is still deeply felt. Legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin explores what action-driven decolonization really looks like, revealing the complexity and beauty of this vibrant community. View Trailer

5 pm: Enjoy a drink with a delicious bite to eat in the Water Court Foyer before the film. Gourmet Cuisine is offering cash bar service, accompanied by a thematic, chef-inspired tapas menu.

  • Bison terrine, onion and blueberry compote with whisky
  • Arctic char fillet on wild rice and corn salad
  • Glass of wine
  • Pre-orders include sweet treat: bannock patties served with jelly of wild berries

Only pre-purchased VIP upgrades will receive the mini dessert. Guest who pre-order will also receive a coupon for Café 7 for a buy one tapas get one free. Limited quantity of tapas will be available for sale on-site.

6:30 pm: Film screening in the Auditorium followed by an onstage conversation with director Alanis Obomsawin, one of Canada’s foremost documentary filmmakers; Greg A. Hill, Audain Senior Curator, Indigenous Art; Jaime Morse, Educator, Indigenous Programs and Outreach; and Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, and Professor, School of Social Work, McGill University. Discussion in English with a bilingual Q & A.


Online ticket purchase is unavailable on the day of screening. If you wish to buy same-day tickets, please call 1-888-541-8888 or 613-998-8888 or purchase at the door.




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General Admission $12 $35
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Taxes included. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening.
Wheelchair accessible; please ask staff for assistance.

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Can’t decide which films to attend? You don’t have to! Get access to all three film screenings for a reduced price with our Top Ten Package.


Films on view

March 15, 2018: Our People Will Be Healed
March 16, 2018: Ava
March 17, 2018: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World



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A selection of films from the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2018 Canada's Top Ten Film Festival is coming to Ottawa! As TIFF’s official partner, the Gallery is delighted to present three great films from the annual event, which celebrates and promotes the best Canadian filmmaking talent. Join us for a unique film festival experience bringing together cinema, food and conversation.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:00 pm
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