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Thu, Jan 23, 20206:30 pm
Doors open
6:00PM
Venue
Gordon Vogt Film Screening Room
Price
$6-$12
Series
The Isabel Human Rights Arts Festival

JORDAN RIVER ANDERSON, THE MESSENGER

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM

2019 / 65 minutes

Language: English

Director: Alanis Obomsawin

 

Alanis Obomsawin’s 53rd film documents the story of a young boy who

spent all five years of his life in hospital while the provincial and federal

government argued over who was responsible for paying for the boy’s

care. After facing criticism for the boy’s death, Parliament passed a motion

in support of “Jordan’s Principle,” a policy meant to ensure equal access to

government-funded health, social and educational services, although

living up to the principle took a decade to be fully recognized.

 

Thank you to Susan Lord and Dorit Naaman for the curation of the films for this festival.