158.5: Now is the Time (2019) and Jordan River Anderson - The Messenger (2019) interviews with Christopher Auchter and Alanis Obomsawin
Continuing with our TIFF 2019 preview series, we were fortunate enough to sit down with filmmakers Christopher Auchter and Alanis Obomsawin to talk about their new documentaries that are premiering at TIFF.
First up is Christopher Auchter’s Now is the Time, a documentary which revisits the subject of a previous NFB documentary This is the time, the work of artist Robert Davidson and the raising of a totem pole for the first time in a community in decades. Combining animation, new interviews, stop motion, and archival footage, it’s an incredibly beautiful statement on the power of art in culture and community.
Secondly, the legendary documentarian Alanis Obomsawin speaks to us about Jordan River Anderson - The Messenger, which digs into the story of Jordan’s Principal, a law created to insure that all Canadian children, have access to the medical care and resources they need. In turns, heartbreaking, enraging, and revelatory, this is one to add to your must see list.
Get your tickets at the TIFF Website and make sure to follow the progress of the films through the NFB.