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Secwepemctsin Language Festival

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Sunday, Jun 11th @ 10:30 am

Paramount Theatre

503 Victoria Street
Kamloops, BC
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We are hosting the Secwepemctsin Language Festival on June 11th, featuring live entertainment, a book launch, the documentary RETURNING HOME from Secwepemc filmmaker Sean Stiller, and other Secwepemctsin Short Films.

This festival is a Secwepemc Language Proficiency Program, Chief Atahm School, and Stselxmems r Secwepemc Partnership event.

Admission is by donation and all are welcome.

For more information, call Laura at (250) 679-8837.

Skilfully intertwining narratives concerning residential school survivors and Indigenous peoples’ relationship with imperiled wild Pacific salmon, Sean Stiller’s stirring documentary is a revelatory testament to strength and resilience. At the heart of the film is Phyllis Jack-Webstad, the survivor who founded the Orange Shirt Day movement. While Phyllis recounts her childhood trials to youth across the country, her relations in the Secw├ępemc territory near Williams Lake are contending with another outcome of colonialism: the upper Fraser River’s lowest salmon runs in Canadian history.

The film screening begins at 1:00pm.

DIRECTED BY: Sean Stiller

STARRING: Phyllis Jack-Webstad

GENRE(S): Documentary

RUNTIME: 1h 12m minutes

COUNTRY: Canada

LANGUAGE: English

Paramount Theatre

503 Victoria Street
Kamloops, BC
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