Canadian Embassy in Chile: National Film Day

There will be screenings of Night Raiders and Drunken Birds, films that raise relevant issues in our community around immigration and reconciliation.

On Wednesday, April 20, Canada celebrates National Film Day, an annual event that for the ninth year in a row will bring the best Canadian productions to a global audience. In Chile, the event will be organized by the Embassy of Canada in cooperation with Centro Arte Alameda.

“This day is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of Canadian culture and showcase relevant issues in our community around immigration and reconciliation,” says Canadian Ambassador to Chile, Michael Gort.

In this context, two online and face-to-face screenings of two films were organized. first of them, Night Raiderson the Canadian online platform Senesend Between 20 and 22 April. Meanwhile, Drunken Birds will premiere in person on April 20, 7:00 p.m., at the Alameda Center for the Arts (Arturo Prat 33), with free registration. here.

Night Raiders (2021) Written and directed by Dennis Golts. It’s a Canadian and New Zealand co-production that presents a dystopian future, in which the children of society are forcibly taken and placed in government academies and “re-education” camps. Niska, the character played by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, is a desperate mother struggling to find her daughter (Brooklyn Letexier-Hart). The film is not only about a mother’s love for her daughter, but is a powerful reflection on the traumatic past of Canadian residential schools and its tragic consequences for indigenous peoples.

Night Raiders.

Drunk birds Directed by Ivan Gerbovich and released in 2021. It tells the story of Willie (Jorge Antonio Guerrero), a Mexican immigrant who arrives in Canada with the goal of finding Marlina (Jochera Escariga), an old love. To this end, he began working as a seasonal laborer on the land of a rural family in Quebec, where he resides. His stay in that place would put him in the midst of family feuds and personal confusion. The film is very relevant because it talks about love, despair and the hardships faced by immigrants.

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Information: Embassy of Canada in Chile.

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