Truth N Food The Quinault Indian Nation

The RBC Big Picture Program: Indigenous Shorts – ONLINE

Wednesday, October 20, 2021    
10:00 am - 11:10 am


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The Water Walker
The Water Walker is a documentary-animation hybrid which traces the roots, passion, and perseverance of leading indigenous youth climate activist, Autumn Peltier.
Canada, 2020, 13 minutes, Nation: Anishinabe
Director James Burns

Truth ‘N Food: The Quinault Indian Nation

Chef Taus Schumacher is invited to the Quinault Indian Nation, on the shores of the Olympic Rain Forest, to learn and experience a rare culinary and cultural journey.
USA, 2021, 32 minutes, Nation: Quinault
Director John Grod

Walking with Plants

Styawat/Leigh Joseph is a Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh Nation ethnobotanist. As she navigates walking between academic and cultural worlds, she contemplates her relationship with plants and their role as teachers.
Canada, 2020, 24 minutes, Nation: Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh
Directors Trevor Dixon Bennett, Leigh Joseph

This year, Devour! will again bring the program back to the theatre and to your school virtually. The Big Picture Program will include a link to screen a film in the classroom, supported by curriculum-based materials to inform the programming and create meaningful activity-based learning opportunities for your students.

About The RBC Big Picture Program

For the past six years, Devour! and Nourish Nova Scotia have curated this engaging series of films with schools in mind, shining the spotlight on many subjects—such as sugar, food waste, and climate change—to Nova Scotia students of all ages. Almost 3,000 school children have attended a live-in-theatre screening and have participated in learning activities post-film since its inception. In 2020, because of the global pandemic, we welcomed over 600 school children virtually by streaming our program to schools for classes to watch.

Sponsored by: RBC Foundation, Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Nourish NS

For online class bookings, please email Michael Howell at