HONOUR YOUR WORD will be presented at the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival in Toronto
with filmmaker Martha Stiegman, Barriere Lake youth spokesperson Marylynn Poucachiche, Elder Toby Descoursney, and Dr. Shiri Pasternak of Barriere Lake Solidarity in attendance.
Friday, Nov. 7th, 3:00pm @ the Nat Taylor Cinema, York University
Honour Your Word is an intimate portrait of life behind the barricades for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, an inspiring First Nation whose dignity and courage contrast sharply with the political injustice they face. The title refers to their campaign slogan demanding Canada and Quebec honour a precedent-setting conservation deal signed in 1991. Director Martha Stiegman spent four years shooting this poetic, heartfelt documentary that challenges stereotypes of “angry Indians.” Honour Your Word juxtaposes starkly contrasting landscapes—the majesty of the bush, a dramatic highway stand-off against a riot squad, daily life within the confines of the reserve—to reveal the spirit of a people for whom blockading has become a part of their way of life, a life rooted in the forest they are defending.
for information on Barriere Lake: www.barrierelakesolidarity.org