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Coquitlam Library
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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New Westminster Library
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Indigenous History Month - Film Screenings in the Library

About this event

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Image with Indigenous History Month graphics and text reading Indigenous History Month Film Screening at the Library Tuesday June 18, Beyond Human PowerDrop in to the Coquitlam or New Westminster campus libraries to join us for screenings of the film Beyond Human Power both on Tuesday, June 18 from 12-1 pm.

At New Westminster, we’ll be sharing some snacks and drinks, and you’re welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy at the screening in N2100B (the Silent Study Room/Library Event Space).

At Coquitlam, we’ll have some drinks for you but we’re dealing with a construction-related pest issue and currently food is not permitted in the library to help keep that under control, so you’ll need to plan for your lunch for before or after – sorry about that!

While you’re visiting us, check out book displays celebrating and recognizing Indigenous History Month, including a Collection Spotlight on the second level at New Westminster featuring fiction works by Indigenous authors.

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About the Film

Beyond Human Power is a 2019 documentary film by Gordon Loverin, an experienced storyteller from the Tlingit and Tahltan Nations in northwestern British Columbia.
 

Canada once jailed Indigenous peoples for dancing, but today new generations are finding inner balance through their dance cultures. In this visually stunning documentary, an Indigenous man chronicles the oppressive Potlatch Law of 1885 to 1951, and travels throughout BC and the Yukon to find out why Indigenous people are taking their ceremonies out of the darkness. Meet inspiring people from Vancouver to Alert Bay and from Terrace to the Yukon whose lives are rooted in their culture, and whose call to dance is beyond human power.


The above description of Beyond Human Power comes from the Can-Core A/V streaming video collection, which Douglas College students and employees have access to. If you have questions about how to access it, or our other streaming video collections, you can Ask a Librarian.