THE PASS SYSTEM

Directed by ALEX WILLIAMS

DIRECTOR

ALEX WILLIAMS

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

51 mins

YEAR

2015

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Most Canadians will be shocked to find that there was a systemized, illegal restriction of movement imposed on First Nations people for almost sixty years by our government, knowingly continuing what had been intended as an emergency measure after the Northwest Rebellion. It took filmmaker Alex Williams five years to piece together documentary evidence that was deliberately suppressed in an attempt to hide this heinous practice. First Nations people speak movingly of the effect this had on their culture, and the way the practice enabled the residential school system. Required viewing for anyone who wants to reach understanding and support healing with First Nations.

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