Department of History sponsors screening of 'Unarmed Verses', a National Canadian Film Day spotlight film

The Department of History is pleased to partner with the Regina International Film Festival to host a National Canadian Film Day screening of the 2017 National Film Board documentary Unarmed Verses. The April 21 screening will also feature a Question and Answer session with documentary subjects Francine Valentine and Carleen Robinson, led by Dr. Dawn Flood (Campion College) and History Honours student Moniefa McCausland.

About the film
Growing up in a Community Housing Project, 12-year-old Francine Valentine always had difficulty expressing herself, until she found Art Starts, a program that encouraged her to record her story in her own words. Through her powerful voice, she gives a unique insight into the reality of living in her community, and the far-reaching effects of its recent gentrification. This powerful documentary by Charles Officer won Best Canadian Feature at the Hot Docs festival in 2017, and won the People’s Choice Award at TIFF’s Canada’s Top 10. 

Now in its eighth year, National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) gives Canadians an opportunity to celebrate the incredible achievements of our nation’s filmmakers. Every year hundreds of free screenings take place on every conceivable platform. This year on 21 April 2021, Canadians everywhere are invited to watch a great Canadian film.

How to screen Unarmed Verses and follow-up Question and Answer session
Simply visit the Unarmed Verses NCFD webpage and register for your free virtual ticket. You will receive a link to the NCFD streaming platform, and your film will be available for viewing for 48 hours, beginning at 7:00 AM EDT on Wednesday 21 April.

Happy viewing!


15 April 2021