Hot Docs’ ‘In the Name of All Canadians’, a film the organization commissioned to commemorate Canada 150, will have its world premiere at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The film will then screen at the Cinema starting on June 30 for a limited engagement, followed by special screenings at partner festivals and cinemas throughout the country.
Thoughtful and compelling, the film is a compilation of six short documentaries, each looking at a story that has been impacted by a right listed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a document that in its short 35 years has helped shape the country.
From Indigenous rights to the controversial ‘notwithstanding clause,’ discover Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms through six short documentaries commissioned by Hot Docs. Participating filmmakers take the Charter’s key tenets off the page and into the lived experiences of the country we call home.
In the midst of Canada 150 celebrations this weekend, I would encourage you to immerse yourself in this formidable documentary. Not only is it deeply emotional, but timely. It is riddled with the quest for freedom, mind blowing injustices and the colours and textures that we all share as Canadians. We may come from different places, have been raised with different values and traditions; yet we carry the same truths, desire for equality and joie de vivre. ‘In the Name of All Canadians’ needs to be viewed by all Canadians this long weekend.
World premiere June 28, 2017 at the Hot Docs Cinema.
Information and tickets > http://www.inthenameofallcanadians.com