Freedom Road: Context

Freedom Road: Context

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This story begins over a century ago, when the City of Winnipeg decides that the water surrounding the traditional Anishinaabe territory of what is now Shoal Lake 40 First Nation will be diverted and used as Winnipeg’s primary water source. The community, their ancient burial grounds, environment, and ways of life are forever disrupted, and access to opportunities and essential services are severed. Enforced residential schooling and a tainted water supply compound the devastating impact. Community leader and former combat engineer Daryl Redsky sheds light on how generations of complex planning, cultural preservation and mobilization have led us to the current moment—and to the construction of Freedom Road.

Freedom Road Series is a five-part documentary series that tells the inspiring story of one First Nation’s battle to resolve a brutal colonial legacy that uprooted and transformed a self-sustaining community into an isolated island, only a short distance from the Trans-Canada highway.

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Credits
  • writer
    Angelina McLeod
    Paula Kelly
  • director
    Angelina McLeod
    Paula Kelly
  • featuring
    Daryl Redsky
    Angelina McLeod
  • producer
    Alicia Smith
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • picture editor
    Erika MacPherson
  • director of photography
    Tyler Funk
  • location sound recordist
    Charlene Moore
  • sound design
    Anita Lubosch
  • sound mix
    Bruce Little

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    as an Anishnabe Kwe I am always proud when I hear Anishnabemowin and watch films such as this one. Miigetch.

    None, 6 Nov 2019