First Contact (Season 1)
Catalogue Number: FCC000
Producer: First Contact Canada Inc.
Subject: Canadian Social Issues, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2018
Running Time: 3 x 45:00
Closed Captions: Yes
By and large, Canadians’ opinions about the Indigenous people of this country are formed without any knowledge of the culture’s true history or firsthand experience of the present-day communities. This may explain the prevalence of racist, unsympathetic and generally prejudicial attitudes that are often directed towards this community. First Contact takes six Canadians on a 28-day journey intended to challenge these attitudes and shed a light on the true Indigenous experience. The travelers, all with strong opinions about Indigenous people, have been invited to leave their everyday lives behind and embark on a unique journey, travelling deep into the Indigenous communities throughout Canada. It is a journey that will challenge their perceptions and confront their prejudices about a world they never imagined they would see.
Series includes the following 3 episodes.
- Episode 1: The Journey Begins
- Episode 2: A Group Divided
- Episode 3: A Road to Healing
"Made by three production companies for APTN and narrated by George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is both educational and gripping, an often nervy journey to places and prejudices that need to be seen and heard. Unsubtle at times, but salient." - John Doyle, The Globe and Mail
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