The RBC Big Picture Program: Secret Path – IN PERSON
The Secret Path
A powerful visual representation of the life of Chanie Wenjack, The Secret Path is an animated film adaptation of Gord Downie’s album and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel. The film is divided into 10 chapters, each a song from Downie’s musical retelling of Chanie’s story—from his escape from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School to his subsequent and heartbreaking death from hunger and exposure to the harsh weather. The final product is a uniquely immersive emotional experience, and an insight into the life of a little boy who, as Gord has said, he never knew, “but will always love.”
Canada, 2016, 60 minutes, Nation: Ojibwe
Directors Gord Downie, Jeff Lemire
Distributor Antica Productions
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.
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.
Sponsored by: RBC Foundation, Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Nourish NS
For class bookings, please email Michael Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In keeping with Nova Scotia provincial health regulations and a desire to keep all our guests safe and healthy, Devour! will require proof of full Covid-19 vaccine immunization along with a valid photo ID upon entry to all events with no exceptions. For all Devour! Covid Protocols, please visit our website.