The National Film Board of Canada
The Road Forward
Written and directed by Marie Clements
Watch now on NFB.ca and NFB YouTube
The Road Forward is an electrifying musical documentary that connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Interviews and musical sequences describe how a tiny movement, the Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood, grew to become a successful voice for change across the country. Visually stunning, The Road Forward seamlessly connects past and present through superbly produced story-songs with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats.
“[The film’s] genre bending and its implied message – that the road toward reconciliation lies in the arts – are bold and provocative.”The Vancouver Sun
|Written and Directed by Marie Clements Producer/Executive Producer Shirley Vercruysse Editor Jenn Strom Composer Wayne Lavallee Director of Photography Mike McKinlay Production Designer James Boatman Sound Designer Troy Slocum Costume Designer Chelsea Graham|