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Mother of Many Children – Directed by Alanis Obomsawin
March 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
QUEST WOMEN’S MONTH NFB SCREENINGS
Date: Every Friday from 3 PM -5 PM during the month of March
Cost: Donation based – recommended donation is $5 per person
In celebration of Women’s Month, Quest is thrilled to be collaborating with the National Film Board to screen five women-centric and women-directed documentaries at our cozy space on the second floor of the Midland Cultural Centre. Choose one film, or attend all five – we can’t wait to see you there!
All ages are welcome!
Friday, March 3 – Mother of Many Children, directed by Alanis Obomsawin (57 min)
In her first feature-length documentary, released in 1977, Alanis Obomsawin honours the central place of women and mothers within Indigenous cultures. An album of Indigenous womanhood, the film portrays proud matriarchal cultures that for centuries have been pressured to adopt the standards and customs of the dominant society. Tracing the cycle of Indigenous women’s lives from birth to childhood, puberty, young adulthood, maturity and old age, the film reveals how Indigenous women have fought to regain a sense of equality, instilled cultural pride in their children and passed on their stories and language to new generations.