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Title Invisible Nation
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 94 min.) : digital, stereophonic, sound, color
Summary In 1999, Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie hit their mark with Forest Alert, a shocking documentary on the dubious practices of the logging industry. In The Invisible Nation, they again challenge perceptions by spotlighting the sad reality of the Algonquin of Quebec and bringing the history of this people to the screen for the first time. The Algonquin once lived in harmony with the vast territory they occupied. This balance was upset when the Europeans arrived in the 16th century. Gradually, their Aboriginal traditions were undermined and their natural resources plundered. Today, barely 9,000 Algonquin are left. They live in about 10 communities, often enduring abject poverty and human rights abuses. These Aboriginals are suffering the threat to their very existence in silence. Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie have decided to sound the alarm before it's too late. In French with English subtitles
Event Originally produced by National Film Board of Canada in 2007
Notes Originally produced aMontreal, Quebec, National Film Board of Canada, c2007
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Natural resources -- Logging
Algonquin Indians -- Qu├ębec (Province) -- Displacement.
Human rights.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Desjardins, Richard, 1946- film director
Monderie, Robert, film director
Kanopy (Firm)