CCDDA exclusive screening of "Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger"

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Scotiabank Theatre

817 Saint James Street

Winnipeg, MB R3G 3L3

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CCDDA attendees are invited to a special film screening of "Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger", by renowned filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.

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At the request of the National Film Board of Canada, entrance to this screening event will be limited to those attending the Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism (CCDDA) on October 30-31, 2019. The committee will be checking registrations to ensure this regulation is met.

When you arrive at the theater, please provide your name at the registration desk. Seating is limited and will be restricted to those who are on the registration list.

This event is free. Concessions will be available to purchase in the movie theater and are not provided by the event organizers.

The use of photo/video is prohibited during the film screening.

About the film:

"In her latest film, celebrated Abenaki director Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Jordan River Anderson, and how as a result of his short life, thousands of Indigenous children today have health care equal to that enjoyed by the rest of Canadians.

Because of Jordan’s Indian status, a dispute arose between the governments of Canada and Manitoba over who was responsible for his care, and Jordan did not receive the appropriate home-based services that would have allowed him to end his life in his own community.

Jordan’s Principle was passed into law by the House of Commons, and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued a ruling guaranteeing access to care, yet many Indigenous patients still face a denial of services. It took sustained commitment and the issuance of several mandatory orders for justice to be done.

The very timely Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger completes, on an optimistic note, the film cycle devoted to the rights of Indigenous children and peoples that began with The People of the Kattawapiskak River."

Click here to view the trailer: https://vimeo.com/350381096

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Scotiabank Theatre

817 Saint James Street

Winnipeg, MB R3G 3L3

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