Free documentary screening: Ayoungman – An It’s Time to Read event

Cost: Free


Aug 23 2023


7:00 pm


Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre
8115 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7, Canada


Free Admission
Join us for a special It’s Time to Read event with director Holly Fortier to watch her two-time Alberta Film & Television (Rosie) Award winning documentary, Ayoungman.
This free event will be held at the Keyano Recital Theatre. The screening will be followed by a special conversation with the film’s director, Fort McKay First Nation member Holly Fortier.
Please note, the documentary contains mature themes.
This screening and discussion is offered as part of the It’s Time to Read Book Club. The club is a collaboration between the municipality and the library and features the works and voices of Indigenous authors to increase understanding and awareness of Indigenous culture, history, and current issues.
About the documentary:
In March 2019, 24-year-old Kristian Ayoungman was fatally shot in a racially motivated murder that shocked the Siksika Nation. In two Alberta, Canada, communities, a movement arose demanding his murderers be brought to justice. Holly Fortier and Larry Day’s candid documentary depicts the unity and resilience of the Siksika Nation and the town of Strathmore, Alberta, while also underlining the sobering reality that a high percentage of Canadian homicide victims are Indigenous people.
About the director:
Holly Fortier is an actor, as well as a director, writer, and producer, who has appeared in such productions as Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007). She is also an expert on Indigenous treaties and law, history, and cultural traditions, and she facilitates culture awareness training across Alberta, Canada, and beyond. She previously made A Mother’s Voice, a film about her mother Lina Gallup’s experience as a child and teen separated from her family and forced to attend a residential school.