CANADIAN CHANGE MAKERS: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
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THE ICE WALK
VIEWING REGION: CANADA & USA
The Ice Walk exposes the little told story of the treacherous journey across the ice from mainland Prince Edward Island, Canada to Lennox Island reserve where the Mi’kmaq people were forced to settle. In 2021, the Lennox Island first nation and ally settlers hosted a reconciliation event but as community Elders share their stories and traumatic memories they question whether The Ice Walk is just another performative reconciliation event or is the settler community really ready to commit to change.
2022 | Canada- Prince Edward Island | 76 mins
Eliza Knockwood, Writer, Director
Eliza Knockwood is a Two Spirit Mi’kmaq filmmaker living and working out of Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island, Canada). Eliza started in the broadcast television industry at the age of nineteen and quickly rose through the ranks to production coordinator. In 2006 she began her journey with documentary film and has directed several self-produced shorts and community productions. After her success with The Ice Walk, Eliza created Red Giant Productions and is currently filming a short documentary series Gina’matimg – Time of Learning and is in development with the feature documentary The Rite of Passage.