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CALL ME HUMAN Film Screening

October 7, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate Indigenous cultures with screenings of Call Me Human & Salmon Parked. Hosted by Monadnock Food Co-op & MONIFF

Indigenous People’s Day Film Screening of Call Me Human & Salmon Parks

Brought to you by Monadnock Food Co-op & MONIFF

Space is limited, so RSVP is strongely encouraged.

Join us at the Keene Public Library for a special(free!) film screening celebrating Indigenous People’s Day! We’ll be screening films that shed light on the cultures and histories of indigenous communities, their history and the impact colonialism has had on their language and food systems. This free, in-person, event will be held at Keene Public Library on Winter St in Keene. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and honor the indigenous peoples in our community!

The films are approximately 77 mins, and 10 mins respectively.

About the Films:

CALL ME HUMAN: Innu writer Joséphine Bacon is part of a generation that has lived through significant changes in Indigenous traditions and colonialist displacement. Born in the Innu community of Pessamit, Bacon was sent to residential school at the age of five and spent fourteen years of her life there. Now, with charm, grace, and quiet tenacity, she is leading a movement to preserve her people’s language and culture.

This endearing film moves with Bacon across Canada — Montreal, Pessamit, and the tundra. In each place she visits, Bacon shares reflections and stories, backdropped by the film’s stunning cinematography. The contrasts between city and wilderness mirror Bacon’s upbringing, creating a poignant sense of the displacement she and her generation experienced. At the same time, the film offers a moving, inspirational meditation on the interconnectedness of language, earth, spirituality, and culture.

CALL ME HUMAN, directed by Kim O’Bomsawin (Abenaki), tells an anti-colonialist story about revitalizing and preserving Indigenous languages, history, and culture.

Salmon Parks: The Salmon Parks initiative is an Indigenous-led movement to recover the habitats that wild salmon, and many other species, rely on. Salmon Parks are located in the Ḥaḥahuułi (chiefly territories) of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht and Nuchatlaht Ḥaw̓iiḥ (hereditary leaders). This documentary explores the Salmon Parks initiative, led by Uu-a-thluk, an aquatic resource management department of The Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council. The film highlights the opportunities for addressing the decline of wild salmon by advancing Indigenous-led management of the lands and waters in these territories.


October 7, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Keene Public Library, Winter Street, Keene, NH, USA
60 Winter Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States