The Road Forward – 1:10 pm UNS – 101 min

The Road Forward

Saturday 1:10 pm UNS

101 min.

NFB, 2017

Director: Marie Clements

The Road Forward, a musical documentary, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. This is a rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.