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CONTEST: Win Tickets to The Road Forward, the New Film from Writer/Director Marie Clements

Be one of five lucky Tyee readers to win two tickets to the Vancouver theatrical release.

By Tyee Staff 3 Jul 2017 | TheTyee.ca

Enter to win one of five pairs of tickets to a screening of The Road Forward at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver.

In this inspired musical documentary, writer/director Marie Clements connects a major turning point in Canada’s civil rights history — the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s — with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today.

Interviews with key members of Canada’s oldest First Nations organizations, the Native Brotherhood and Native Sisterhood, reveal the starkly racist politics that inspired the movement as well as how a humble newspaper became a powerful force for change. The Native Voice established a lifeline between the First Nations of British Columbia, uniting them to advocate socially, politically and legally in order to effect profound change on a national level.

The documentary’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, bring to life the past 80 years of politics and protest on the West Coast and across the country.

Inspired by articles from The Native Voice, the superbly produced story-songs range from heartbreaking ballads about the missing and murdered Indigenous women to inspirational anthems for moving forward, seamlessly connecting past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats.

Interwoven throughout the documentary are deeply moving interviews with the musicians and singers speaking intimately about what it means politically and personally to be contemporary First Nations artists, and the passion behind their work.

The Road Forward is a rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

Want a chance to win free tickets to The Road Forward?

We are happy to oblige — register to win one of five pairs of tickets below. Tickets are good for any screening of the film at the Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) in Vancouver.

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For a chance to win a pair of tickets, just enter your name and email address into the form below. One entry per person. The form will close at midnight Pacific Time on Tuesday, July 11. The winners will be notified by email and asked a skill-testing question before they can redeem the tickets.

Don't want to leave it up to chance? Click here to buy tickets now.

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