HONOUR YOUR WORD (French subtitled version) will be presented at the Cinéma sous les étoiles Festival in Montreal
with filmmaker Martha Stiegman and Barriere Lake Community spokespeople in attendance.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 8:45pm at Parc Saint-Gabriel, corner Charlevoix / Grand Trunk, in Pointe-St-Charles, 2 mins walk from Charlevoix Metro.
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 more details: http://cse2014.funambulesmedias.org/tenez-votre-parole/
for information on Barriere Lake: www.barrierelakesolidarity.org