The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival is presenting a preview screening of CBC's new documentary mini-series 8th Fire.
With an original score composed by Cris Derksen, tracks by Winnipeg's Most, and hosted by Wab Kinew, the series focuses on the urgent need to reframe the 500 year old relationship with Indigenous inhabitants and the settler culture in Canada.
8th Fire is scheduled to air on CBC in January 2012, but those in Winnipeg can catch the debut episode this Thursday, November 17th, as a part of the Indigenous In The City program of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival.
From facebook.com/8thfire, the show is described as:
...a provocative, high-energy journey through Aboriginal country showing you why we urgently need to fix Canada’s 500 year-old relationship with Indigenous peoples, now mired in colonialism, conflict and denial. Our title grows out of the Anishinaabe Seven Fires prophecy that now is the time for Aboriginal peoples and the settler community to come together and build the 8TH FIRE of peace, justice and harmony.
For more details on the screening and the rest of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, check out waff.ca/indigenous-in-the-city.
Also check out our post about the meeting of Indigenous hip-hop minds in Winnipeg to form a coalition against negative stereotyping, Winnipeg Indigenous Hip-Hop Coalition: 8th Fire.