PRFF - In The Valley of Wild Horse

The Powell River Film Festival, now in its 16th year of operation, is a registered non-profit society with charitable status. The Film Festival produces an annual event in February dedicated to showcasing the finest current releases. Our official name is the Friends of Film Society of Powell River.

Sunday, February 17
1:30 p.m. In the Valley of Wild Horses
Director:Trevor Mack, Asia Youngman
(23 min)
Hɛhɛwšɩn-The Way Forward
Director: Cyndi Pallen (čɩnɛ)
(~ min)

Every summer, the community of Xeni Gwet’in travels 200 km by horse and wagon from their home in Nemiah Valley to the famous Williams Lake stampede to honour a 94-year tradition of inclusion, trade and relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. In the Valley of Wild Horses traces their journey.

How do you undo over 2 centuries of genocide and oppression, that was forced upon the original inhabitants of this land? We carved a canoe! Climb aboard the Hehewsin Canoe, come listen and learn from the Tla’amin people, as we move forward, together! Hehewshin – The Way Forward follows impassioned Tla’amin Nation members – Cyndi Pallen (čɩnɛ) and John Louie (yaχwum) and their colonized Irish friend Phil Russell (kʷʊnanəm) as they come upon a brilliant plan to engage the non-indigenous on the path of reconciliation. Moving way beyond lip service, this film documents a first of it’s kind; the joint creation of a traditional dugout canoe. The canoe proves to be a powerful symbol of reconciliation: we are all on the same canoe, we must all paddle in unison to get to where we need to be.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-17-2019 1:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $10.00
Location The Patricia Theatre

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