The Road Forward

The Road Forward

Hot Docs Film Festival
imagineNATIVE Film Festival

Marie Clement's The Road Forward is a musical documentary that utilizes numerous filmmaking techniques to powerful effect. Using the story of Canada’s first Indigenous newspaper, The Native Voice, as its focal point, this particularly distinctive, genre pushing film incorporates musical sequences, talking heads, archive footage and dramatized sequences to further expand it's examination of the history First Nations activism in Canada, such as the formation of the Native Brotherhood of British Columbia and the Constitution Express, and look at the ways in which music is intertwined with that history. Featuring some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, as well as many activists integral to the aforementioned landmark movements, The Road Forward is a rich, innovative and impactful documentary.

Canada - 2017 - 1h 41m
Directed By: Marie Clements
Written By: Marie Clements

The Road Forward
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    Marie Clements' musical documentary connects a pivotal moment in Canada's civil rights history-the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s-with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today.