What’s better than sharing a film and making friends? On April 20th, in celebration of National Film Day led by CSI Member Reel Canada, we are opening our doors to our members and the public, to share in the storytelling of Tracy Deer with her critically-acclaimed film “Beans”.
Beans takes place at the height of the 1990 Mohawk Resistance at Kanehsatà:ke (also known as the Oka Crisis), a 78-day standoff between Indigenous protesters, Quebec police, the RCMP and the Canadian military, over the proposed expansion of development into unceded land. Twelve-year-old Tekehentahkhwa (nicknamed “Beans”, played by Kiawentiio) is forced into an early coming of age by these events, as her innocence turns to anger over the treatment of her people.
The film will include a pre-recorded intro from co-writer and director Tracey Deer, who lived through the resistance as a twelve year old. We will follow the film with space for reflection and discussion.
- Doors Open @ 6:30pm EDT
- Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.
- Film Starts @ 7pm EDT
- Discussion @ 8:30pm EDT
- CSI Members get in Free!
- PWYC* for General Public
- *All proceeds will be donated to The Woodland Cultural Centre and their Save the Evidence Campaign.
Only 50 tickets are available! The event will be capped at a max of 50 people, with masks mandatory when moving through space, or not actively eating or drinking. We will be checking Vaccine Passports at the door and attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend (two doses).
The ground floor of CSI Annex is fully accessible for mobile devices. Guests will enter through the south-east door — the entereance is equipped with a lift.
Additional information on The Woodland Cultural Centre:
Save the Evidence is a campaign to raise awareness and support for the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, and to develop the building into an Interpreted Historic Site and Educational Resource. As a site of conscience, the final goal is to create a fully realized Interpretive Centre that will be the definitive destination for information about the history of Residential Schools in Canada, the experiences of Survivors of the schools, and the impact that the Residential School system has had on our communities.
Our community overwhelmingly wanted to repair the building- to Save the Evidence of what happened there during this dark chapter in Canadian history and to ensure this history is never forgotten. Every donation helps us to realize this nationally important project.
If you are unable to attend the event, yet would like to donate to the Save the Evidence campaign, you can do so here: https://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/donate/