MCC's Indigenous Neighbours program is pleased to bring you the screening of Reserve 107.
When a group of Mennonites and Lutherans in the town of Laird, Saskatchewan discover that the land they live on is in fact the former reserve of the Young Chippewayan First Nation, they are forced to acknowledge their history. When a chief and a descendant of the Band decide to invite the local community to a meeting, myths, assumptions and fears provide an opportunity to develop a long-lasting friendship. Watch Reserve 107, depicting the force of reconciliation between peoples.
This is the 5th event in the Dancing Towards Reconciliation series.
Hosted by Leamington Mennonite Churches, MCC is pleased to bring this story of healing to Southern Ontario. Lunch is included and a freewill offering will be taken.
Please RSVP at this link or by contacting Isaac Shelley at 1-800-313-6226 ext 292.
Read the reviews:
"Reserve 107 is a beautifully photographed, wonderfully accessible documentary – part history lesson, part current affairs class - that teaches us that reconciliation is about relationships and that relationships evolve, need nurturing, and are built on foundations of friendship, sharing and respect. From Reserve 107 we learn that while the road to reconciliation is a bumpy one with many switchbacks and more than a few obstacles, the destination is well worth the journey. By tackling the land issue head on, and by letting those closest to this remarkable story talk openly and honestly about all the emotions this journey generated for them - fear, apprehension, anxiety, guilt, hope and pride – the Stoney Knoll experience will resonate with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the country who find themselves similarly entangled in history. It should be required viewing for everyone in Canada who is serious about reconciliation and, perhaps more importantly, for those who are not." ED BIANCHI, KAIROS CANADA
"This is a fantastic and important film that excels technically and emotionally. It's a heartwarming look at how those who were displaced are working together with the white farmers and families that own the land" - AMY MAGNUS, 2016 SPEECHLESS FILM FESTIVAL JUDGE
"Reserve 107 spoke exceptionally well to our generation. We have grown up learning about Indigenous affairs and the value of righting the foundation of our friendship. Through only thirty-two minutes we are shown two groups of people speaking at solutions and actually acting on them together, capturing the raw passion for structural change in a respectful and educated manner is one of the many reasons as to why this film has earned honourable mention for the Nigel Moore award." - NIGEL MOORE AWARD JURORS, VANCOUVER DOXA FILM FESTIVAL