The Secret Path
Thursday October 21, 2021  10am
Movie Festival / Fair Wheelchair Accessible

Presented by Devour! The Food Film Fest
michael@devourfest.com
902-679-0297

A powerful visual representation of the life of Chanie Wenjack, The Secret Path is an animated film adaptation of Gord Downie’s album and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel. The film is divided into 10 chapters, each a song from Downie’s musical retelling of Chanie’s story—from his escape from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School to his subsequent and heartbreaking death from hunger and exposure to the harsh weather. The final product is a uniquely immersive emotional experience, and an insight into the life of a little boy who, as Gord has said, he never knew, “but will always love.”

Canada, 2016, 60 minutes, Nation: Ojibwe
Directors Gord Downie, Jeff Lemire

About The RBC Big Picture Program:
For the past six years, Devour! and Nourish Nova Scotia have curated this engaging series of films with schools in mind, shining the spotlight on many subjects—such as sugar, food waste, and climate change—to Nova Scotia students of all ages. Almost 3,000 school children have attended a live-in-theatre screening and have participated in learning activities post-film since its inception. In 2020, because of the global pandemic, we welcomed over 600 school children virtually by streaming our program to schools for classes to watch.

This year, Devour! will again bring the program back to the theatre and to your school virtually. The Big Picture Program will include a link to screen a film in the classroom, supported by curriculum-based materials to inform the programming and create meaningful activity-based learning opportunities for your students.

Sponsored by: RBC Foundation, Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Nourish NS
Ticket buyers must show proof of double vaccination in order to attend event(s). The first round of tickets will be released on September 23, and more tickets will be released on October 4th depending upon COVID-19 protocols at that time.
For class bookings, please email Michael Howell at michael@devourfest.com.

$5

TicketPro outlets online or in person
After Oct 18: in person box office located at 360 Main St. Wolfville, NS





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