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Social Justice Storytelling – Screening of Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners Film

Date & Time:
September 15, 2016 | 7:30 pm
John Dutton Theatre | Calgary Central Library
Laura Robinson

Free Public Event—CDWP Writers-in-Residence Reunion Festival

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP) presents a special screening of the film Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners to kick off our CDWP Writers-in-Residence Reunion Festival. This true story of discrimination against ten First Nations boys who served as torch runners during the 1967 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, became a catalyst for reconciliation. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with renowned journalist Laura Robinson and Elder Bill Chippeway, one of the original runners. The screenplay for this film was conceived during Robinson’s time as Canadian Writer-in-Residence (2000-2001), and the film is now cited in the Truth and Reconciliation Report.  
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John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary 403.260.2600