Film: Elder in the Making – June 26

Elder in the Making PosterCome to Mill Woods United Church for a free movie screening of Elder in the Making on Sunday June 26 at 7 pm in the Lower Hall. All are welcome.

The film tells the story of two men on a common quest for identity: one of Blackfoot ancestry and one of Chinese ancestry.

This film is inspired by the work of the “Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society,” a group of artists, musicians, playwrights, elders, and technicians trying to bring the stories of Aboriginal and settler relationship to the forefront.

“THE TREATY WE BROKE WAS NOT SO MUCH THE WRITTEN ONE AS IT WAS THE UNWRITTEN ONE BASED ON TRUST AND A COMMITMENT TO HELP.” – Chris Hsiung (Producer/Director)

 From the film’s press release:

“Elder in the Making” is a feature documentary inviting all residents of North America to explore the tragic and hopeful history of their home. Through the journey of two unlikely travel companions, this film uncovers our responsibility as stewards of the land and of the generations yet to come.

Filmed and produced in Alberta, “Elder in the Making” tells the story of two young urban dwellers, one a Blackfoot aboriginal named Cowboy and the other a Chinese-Canadian newcomer named Chris, embark on a spiritual journey across traditional Blackfoot territory. Through thousands of years of ancient history guided by the wisdom of modern day elders, they find the beginnings of the long road to reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous people.

“An amazing movie with a message worthwhile to every person living in Canada or any other colonized country. A beautiful, emotional, and funny journey of two men learning the history of southern Alberta and the traditional stories and ceremonies of the Blackfoot people.”