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Great River

Catalogue Number:  LM0000
Producer:  LeMay Media
Directors:  Lemay, Matt
Producing Agencies:  LeMay Media
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, First Nations Studies, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  42:48

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Great River: A team of world renowned rock art experts gathered together to investigate the defacing of a sacred First Nations rock art site that had been worshipped for 10,000 years. The film explores the history of the 150 years of cultural and social genocide perpetrated by the Canadian government towards First Nations people living in Canada. "Great River" also examines the current Third World quality living conditions of many Canadian First Nations communities. Specifically, it highlights the recent struggle between the Kitigan Zibi First Nation Reserve and the Canadian Museum of Civilization over the ancient ancestral remains of hundreds indigenous people found in Algonquin territory. Gripping, informative and politically charged, "Great River" is a story told by the voices of the Algonquin's of the Ottawa River Watershed.

Filmmaker Bio: An award-winning Métis filmmaker, Matt LeMay is an innovator in the field of educational documentary film. He has channelled his passion for addressing social issues that impact First Nations and Métis communities into documentaries that showcase the power of Indigenous storytelling and the importance of protecting the natural environment.

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