Richard Van Camp and the Cochrane Public Library are proud to be offering the incredible, award-winning movie Three Feathers to the community of Cochrane! Join us for a viewing of the film and discussion afterwards with Richard Van Camp, author of the graphic novel the film is based on: Three Feathers.
The running time of the film is about 44 minutes so we may finish earlier than 8 p.m.
Snacks will be provided!
About the film:
Three Feathers follows the life journey of three young Indigenous men: Flinch, Bryce and Rupert.
During the course of a robbery, they cause great injury to a respected Elder. The community is enraged and demand justice, but the justice given is through a traditional sentencing circle. The youth are sent to live on the land for nine months with two Dene Elders. At first the young men rebel against the support of the Elders but, with the land as their teacher, they soon come to rely on the wisdom and guidance of the Elders.
The Elders guide the youth, sharing with them the wondrous teachings of the land and helping them connect with their ancestral language, cultural traditions and aboriginal values rooted in respect, kindness and sharing.
Bryce, Rupert and Flinch learn to become responsible and capable young men and, after their nine months on the land, are now intent on righting the harm they have caused their community. But how will the community react to their return? Are they ready to forgive? This story goes on to explore the power and grace of restorative justice and the cultural legacy that can empower future generations. (https://www.threefeathersthemovie.com/)