Mno'Maadziwin - 100 Very Short Feel Good Films
It can be so easy in this day and age to focus on all that is wrong with the world, with our communities and ultimately with ourselves. It seems that as humans we have a built in tendency to focus on the negative, and I’m sure that there are many reasons why this is so. However, it does not mean our lives have to become driven by them.
An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice:
"Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times." He continued, "It is as if there are two wolves inside me. One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.
But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing. Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."
The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather?"
The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."
When thinking about Mno’Maadziwin, this story kept coming to mind. The wolf we feed is the wolf that will win the battle. In light of the recent events in our communities across Canada and locally, we feel it is time we start to feed the right wolf again. Mno’Maadiziwin (The Good Life) 100 Very Short Feel Good Films about Our Community is our attempt to do what we can as a community organization to focus the lens on the positive aspects of our community of which there is absolutely no shortage. We hope that you as an audience member will feel the same sense of hope that we now have as a result of producing this project.
Artistic Director – Debajehmujig Storytellers
Holy Cross Mission Ruins, Wikwemikong
July 12, 13, 14, 27, 28 Aug 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11
Pre-Show Event: 8:00 pm
Film Presentation 9:00 pm
Adults $25 Elders/Students $20 Youth12 & under $15
Info: 705-859-1820 Weather Permitting