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Free screening features story of reconciliation on the prairies

Film screening in Yorkton centers on town of Laird, Sask.
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OPEN Cinema celebrates some of the best films submitted to the festival, drawing on an extensive back catalog of films, in an organized screening program which is held from October until March.

YORKTON – The Yorkton Film Festival has announced its final instalment in the 2023 – 2024 OPEN Cinema screening program, March 21. 

For the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, join the Yorkton Film Festival, City of Yorkton Recreation and Community Services and the Yorkton Public Library for the screening of Reserve 107 – Reconciliation on the Prairies, at the Yorkton Public Library at 7 p.m.

Reserve 107, outlines Indigenous rights and title to the land remains a taboo topic for many across Canada, but in the small town of Laird, Sask., an old injustice is providing new opportunities for dialogue, friendship and a fierce determination to right the wrongs of the past.

“The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to screen Reserve 107 and to co-host the discussion of the stories being highlighted in the film,” said YFF Executive Director Randy Goulden. The discussions will include: presentation on Treaty Land Sharing Network with former Treaty Commissioner Mary Musqua-Culbertson JD and local farmers Paula and Morley Maier.

The Yorkton Film Festival is partnering with the Yorkton Public Library, the City of Yorkton, and the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan for the screening.

OPEN Cinema is presented free of charge and open to the public.