Eastend Culture Days: The Pass System Film Screening

T Rex Discovery Centre

1 T-Rex Drive, Eastend, Saskatchewan

Eastend, SK

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Film & video


Join us at the T Rex Discovery Cetnre for a screening of the documentary The Pass System followed by a discussion with the film's director Alex Williams. The Pass System illuminates Canada’s hidden history of racial segregation. For over 60 years, the Canadian government denied many Indigenous peoples the basic freedom to leave their reserves without a pass. Nehiyaw, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Niitsitapi elders tell their stories of living under and resisting the system, and link their experiences to today. Renowned artists and scholars give context to the on-going legacy of the system. Acclaimed actor and activist Tantoo Cardinal (Stumptown, Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall), narrates this investigative look into a little-known Canada, with music by award-winning composer Cris Derksen. Reception to follow.

Sun 02 Oct
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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This event is free.

Organized by

Eastend Arts Council

Eastend Arts Council Eastend Arts Council is a volunteer-run, registered not for profit that owns and operates the Wallace Stegner House. The Eastend Arts Council enriches the community through supporting writers, artists, culture and heritage. Our mission is to connect local and global communities to Eastend’s inspiring landscapes, its heritage and the arts, fostering a culture of creativity.


1 T-Rex Drive, Eastend, Saskatchewan

Eastend, SK

Event Contact

Katherine Ruschiensky






This event is wheelchair accessible.