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Treading water / directed by Janelle Wookey ; written by Janelle & Jérémie Wookey ; Wookey Films, Nüman Films.

Format:
Video/Projected medium
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Winnipeg, MB : Winnipeg Film Group, 2014.
Description:
1 online resource (48 minutes)
Summary note:
In 2011, 2100 First Nation people were forced from their homes after artificially diverted floodwater swamped their communities to save the city of Winnipeg and other major urban centers.Three years later, evacuees are still stranded and drowning as the pawns in a political firestorm between the First Nation bands, the Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters, hotel owners and the federal and provincial governments. The displacement has triggered a rise in substance abuse and suicide rates. Plans for getting people home seem to be at a standstill.Treading Water is a deeply intimate look at the unexpected, untold story of the real-life evacuees behind the national headlines of the 2011 Manitoba flood.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed November 10, 2016).
Language(s):
In English.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
  • Plight of the Manitoba First Nation food evacuees
  • Ethnographic video online.
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