Film Screening: Canadian Documentary "Une rivière métissée"
Date: 21 Mar 2023, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
In celebration of March being Le Mois de la Francophonie (Francophone Month) we're screening the Canadian documentary, Une rivière métissée. The event will take place at the AFNO, but space is limited, so register in advance! The film will have English subtitles, therefore all learners are welcome !
$5 • Free for members
*AFNO members receive free admittance but still require tickets. The price should automatically be waived if you are logged into your AFNO account. Please contat Karla at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.*
In partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas. Directed by Julien Cadieux with
About the Documentary:
Inspired by the life of Paryse Suddith, a lawyer from New Brunswick with Cherokee, Afro-American and Acadian roots, follow her relentless fight for reparative justice in our neighboring country, Canada. Métis(isse) refers to a person of mixed ethnical origine while Mulâtre has been used to identify persons of a union between a white and a black parent-both terms we are familiar with here in New Orleans. Although produced and filmed in Canada, these discussions and challenges to systemic norms are pertinent throught the world. The film highlights the universal question of identity, ethnicity, and culture of métis peoples.Discover this unfamiliar yet recognizable topic through music and difficult conversations.
Le parcours inspirant de Paryse Suddith, une avocate du Nouveau-Brunswick aux origines cherokee, afro-américaine et acadienne. On la
suit dans son combat sans relâche pour la justice réparatrice, alors que la protection, la préservation et la promotion des cultures
deviennent des enjeux sociétaux majeurs.
Réalisation : Julien Cadieux (Canada, 2020)
Avec Paryse Suddith
Watch the trailer below: