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Honour Your Word
Directed by Martha Stiegman ∙ 2013 ∙ Canada ∙ 59'
HONOUR YOUR WORD draws us into the lives of two young Indigenous leaders: Marylynn Poucachice, a mother of five, and Norman Matchewan, the soft-spoken son and grandson of traditional chiefs from the Algonquins of Barriere Lake First Nation.
Both spent their childhoods on the logging blockades set up by their parents to win a sustainable development plan that would protect their land. But as it turns out, signing the agreement was the easy part. Twenty years later, Norman and Marylynn are once again taking up the struggle of their youth to force Canada and Quebec to honour their word.
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