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Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger

Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger

Alanis Obomsawin’s remarkable 53rd film documents the story of a young boy forced to spend all five years of his short life in hospital while the federal and provincial governments argued over which was responsible for his care, as well as the long struggle of Indigenous activists to force the Canadian government to enforce “Jordan’s Principle” — the promise that no First Nations children would experience inequitable access to government-funded services again.


Critical Notes


Film Information

Director: Alanis Obomsawin
Year: 2019
Runtime: 65 minutes 
Country: Canada
Language: English
Distributor: NFB
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR



DateCircuit CentreLocation
April 06, 2020Kay Meek Centre
Kay Meek Centre
West Vancouver, BC

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.