10 Years of Resistance: Grassy Narrows Blockade – Screening 12/8

As Long As the River Flows Documentary Screening

Saturday Dec. 8, 5:30pm
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis MN 55406

In celebration of 10 years of resistance by the Grassy Narrows Community in Northern Ontario, and as follow up to our recent screening of Dakota 38 and subsequent conversations, we will gather and watch the documentary As Long As the River Flows.

In December 2002, a small group of teenagers from Grassy Narrows First Nation started laying down in front of logging trucks. The youth have since led their community into what has become the longest standing blockade in Canadian history.  Dave Clement spent many days on the blockade documenting a story that was being ignored by the mainstream media. This film examines the issues surrounding the practice of clear cutting and looks at what brings people to engage in direct action.  It takes a look at the issues from the perspective of those who live on the land giving the viewer a look at the issues through their eyes.

For more information, visit http://freegrassy.org/.

This event is FREE, with donations collected for the Free Space and indigenous resistance projects.