Join us for a FREE SCREENING of Marie Clements' music documentary, THE ROAD FORWARD as part of Vancouver Civic Theatres' Sunset Cinema series.

Wednesday August 23, 2017
Queen Elizabeth Plaza, 650 Hamilton St. Vancouver, BC 

7pm - Plaza opens
8pm - Live musical performance by Ronnie Dean Harris
9pm - Film starts

Simultaneously a piece of BC First Nations history, The Road Forward is a call for revolution and resolve, and a portrait of a people who have retained their power and identity through community and activism. With an original score, composed by Wayne Lavallee, and featuring a powerhouse ensemble, The Road Forward comes to surging cinematic life from the vision of Marie Clements, and the BC & Yukon Studio of The National Film Board of Canada. With bold blues and rock musical breakdowns led by a cast of Indigenous musicians and performers, the film charts a path of resurgence, honouring the work of ancestors, and passing on the burden of struggle, creating a way towards genuine self-determined reconciliation. 

Ronnie Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, is a Stō:lo/St’át'imc/Lil’wat/N’laka'pamux multimedia artist based in Vancouver, BC. He has been an actor on a national TV series named Moccasin Flats and lead starring role in the made for TV film Moccasin Flats: Redemption, toured internationally as a Hip-hop performer, been a composer for both TV and film, been a director, programmer and producer for the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival and now is the Project Director and Lead Facilitator for “Reframing Relations”, an ideation and interface workshop series focusing on Indigenous artists speaking to youth in classrooms and community centers about reconciliation. More recently Ronnie/Os has been organizing and learning with the Working Group for Indigenous Food Sovereignty and the Wild Salmon Caravan working on communications and arts activations.

Presented by DOXA Documentary Film Festival and Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival with support from Vancity Credit Union Downtown Community Branch.