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The Road Forward

Marie Clements
2017 | 1 h 41 min
The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, 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. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

Awards and distinctions

  • Best Editing Feature Length Documentary (Jenn Strom)
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
    2018
  • Best Cinematography Feature Length Documentary (Mike McKinlay)
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
    2018
  • Best Screenwriting
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
    2018
  • Best Direction
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
    2018
  • Best Feature Length Documentary
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
    2018
  • Best Director
    Annual American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco
    2017
  • Canadian Feature Award
    Annual Dreamspeakers / International Aboriginal Cultural, Artistic and Film Festival, Edmonton
    2017