The vision of the Walk-A-Mile Film Project is embedded in its logo called – Maamawe – meaning, All Together. It was created by the City of Thunder Bay’s Elders Advisory Council within the spirit of respecting our uniqueness, sharing our gifts and celebrating our successes, wherein we will live, learn, grow, and build Maamawe . The Walk-A-Mile Film Project, which premiered on February 6 in Thunder Bay, is a collaboration of the City’s Aboriginal Liaison Unit with Thunderstone Pictures, and is a series of 5 short documentary films that are designed to educate and encourage frank conversations in our community about the reality of the life and history of Aboriginal peoples both here and across Canada. The films, which are the creation of award-winning filmmaker Michelle Derosier, are each 10-15 minutes long and address subjects such as treaties, racism, residential schools, violence against women, and the way forward.
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