Join Amnesty International and One World Film Festival for a special 10th anniversary screening of Freedom Drum.
The evening will also feature the films Water Warriors and The Three Sisters Community Garden, presented by Interpares.
About the Film:
Directed by Monica Virtue | Canada | 2007 | 11 min
On October 12, 2006 at sunrise on Victoria Island in Ottawa members of The Midnight Messenger, Amnesty International Canada’s human rights drum circle, raised their voices in song and beat their drums in a steady rhythm that marked the beginning of a 24-hour vigil in support of the UN Declaraction on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The vigil was a call to action to the Canadian government to reinstate support the the Declaration and for Canada make good on its claims that it did good things for Indigenous peoples.
The One World Film Festival presents this special 10th anniversary screening of Freedom Drum, which was originally screened at the Festival in 2007 as part of its focus on First Peoples – First Stories, in partnership with Amnesty International Canada