You're Invited: CBC's 8th Fire Film Series Aug.13-16 2012

You’re Invited: CBC’s 8th Fire Film Series Aug.13-16 2012

Fort York

presents

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 8th Fire Film Series

August 13 – 16, 2012

Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

FREE Admission

The CBC’s 8th Fire film series is a:

  •  a provocative look at Canada’s 500-year relationship with Indigenous peoples
  • four-part series, part of Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival
    • each episode runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be followed by a guest speaker

Here is the schedule of the 8th Fire film series:

  • Monday, August 13 – Indigenous in the City
  • Tuesday, August 14 – It’s Time!
  • Wednesday, August 15 – Whose Land Is It Anyway?
  • Thursday, August 16 – At the Crossroads

For more info about CBC’s 8th Fire film series, please click here, or call 416-392-6907.

This video presents “Sail-In Cinema”:

  • instead of a drive-in cinema, it’s a Sail-In Cinema:

You're Invited: Sugar Beach's Sail-In Cinema Aug.16-18, 2012

You’re Invited: Sugar Beach’s Sail-In Cinema Aug.16-18, 2012

The Toronto Port Authority presents SAIL-IN CINEMA 2012:

  • The world’s first two-sided floating movie experience
  • For three warm nights in August, Canada’s Sugar Beach will be transformed into Toronto’s largest outdoor theatre.
  • Movies will be shown under the open skies on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour, Ontario, Canada.
  • You’ll be able to watch movies for FREE from Sugar Beach  or Lake Ontario.
    • “If you’ve got your sea legs, you can come to the movies by boat and drop anchor.
    • If you’re a landlubber, bring a chair, a cushion or a picnic blanket and be sure to grab your ticket online before they’re all gone!”

Here is the schedule of the movies at Sail-In Cinema:

  • THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
    • August 16
  • CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
    • August 17
  • HOOK
    • August 18

To get your FREE tickets and more info on the above Sail-In Cinema movies, please click here.

Toronto Port Authority Contact Info:

60 Harbour Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5J 1B7

Telephone: 416-863-2000
Fax: 416-863-0495

Also, please click here for directions to Sail-In Cinema, and other info.

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

August 13, 2012

Fort York presents CBC’s 8th Fire film series

Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto is hosting the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 8th Fire film series, August 13 to 16. The 8th Fire film series is a provocative look at Canada’s 500-year relationship with Indigenous peoples.

This four-part series, part of Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival, is an encounter with fascinating, complex people, who are as diverse as Canada itself. Each episode runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be followed by a guest speaker. Admission is free.

Monday, August 13 – Indigenous in the City
More than half of Canada’s Aboriginal population now lives in cities. Meet the kaleidoscope of Aboriginal people who are quickly joining the country’s urban middle class and bringing their culture with them. Guest speaker: Connie Walker, producer and reporter, 8th Fire film series

Tuesday, August 14 – It’s Time!
Memorable people and stories from across the country illustrate why there is an economic, demographic and moral imperative to improve Canada’s troubled, 500-year relationship with Aboriginal Peoples. Guest speaker: Victoria Freeman, post-doctoral fellow at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) /University of Toronto and author of “Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America”

Wednesday, August 15 – Whose Land Is It Anyway?
Land – who owns it, benefits from it and gets to say when, if and how it gets developed? This film looks at the role that land plays in the conflicted relationship with Aboriginal Peoples and the rest of Canada. Guest speaker: Lee Maracle, celebrated First Nations author, poet, educator, storyteller and performing artist

Thursday, August 16 – At the Crossroads
The Aboriginal community’s feisty, self-confident youth are taking new pride in their heritage and pointing the way forward. A fascinating range of artists, activists and business people show how they are shedding the colonial past and building new pathways in education and economic development. Guest speaker: Nadya Kwandibens, First Nations artist and photographer

Fort York National Historic site, at 250 Fort York Blvd., is one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. More information is available at 416-392-6907 and http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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