Film Description: Healing the Nation follows community members of the Toronto-based Aboriginal Healing Program as they rediscover their culture to heal from unresolved trauma. This empowering documentary dares us to think beyond mainstream medicine and embrace Indigenous ways for overcoming mental health and addiction issues.
Director Biography: Jack Major is an LGBTQ+ documentary filmmaker and writer. He currently co-runs Mission + Theory Co., a purpose-driven video production company that reinvests its profits into creating documentaries with a social impact. Jack’s first short documentary ‘The Venus Project’ won Best Social Impact Film at the Grenada Afterglow Film Festival, as well as Best Micro Short at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival.
Inducted into the Order of Ontario, Ernest W. Matton (Athehsa Niohkwá:rita:a) (Elder Little Brown Bear), is a highly respected Métis Elder, and spiritual ambassador who blends Traditional teachings with mainstream information to provide holistic healing approaches for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members and professional disciplines
“Healing the Nation” will be available for viewing October 16, 2020 from the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival for free
After this content becomes available October 16th at 8:30 pm EDT, you’ll have 9 days 3 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 48 hours to finish watching.