A short film documenting a flooded-out Manitoba community will be screened at the University of Manitoba on Friday.
“Flooding Hope: the Lake St. Martin First Nation Story,” was written by alumna Dr. Myrle Ballard and Dr. Shirley Thompson, associate professor in the U of M’s Natural Resources Institute.
The film shows how years of water management projects such as the dam and the Portage Diversion have affected the Lake St. Martin First Nation, resulting in their displacement in 2011 and a multi-million dollar water channel beside their permanently evacuated reserve. The film will highlight the political, environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts as well as the role of the provincial government.
The free public screening will be held in the Wallace Building, 125 Dysart Road, between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.