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Postcolonial Studies Centre Film Series


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Screening and discussion led by NTU PhD student Valentina de Riso.

  • From: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 2 pm
  • To: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 4 pm
  • Location: Room MAE 213, Mary Ann Evans, NTU Clifton Campus, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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While certainly not post-colonial in the sense of being ‘beyond’ or ‘after’ colonialism, the realities of
Indigenous peoples in Canada can be approached through postcolonial lenses if the ‘post’ is
understood to suggest the radical rupture in history created by the colonial moment.
The Road Forward (2017) is a musical documentary by Métis director and screenwriter Marie
Clements, which connects key moments in the history of Indigenous rights in Canada with the
powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. From the beginnings of Indigenous Nationalism in
the 1930s to contemporary movements such as Idle No More, The Road Forward employs music and
the visual to connect stories of Native resistance, past and present, in a powerful call to action.
The discussion will focus on the role creative works and emotions play in political and social
phenomena and as channels for resistance, as depicted in the film.
Valentina de Riso’s PhD research focuses on contemporary cultural productions by Indigenous women
of Canada as pathways towards decolonisation, reconciliation, and resurgence.

All welcome - no need to book. Contact:

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Room MAE 213
Mary Ann Evans
NTU Clifton Campus
NG11 8NS

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