We are honoured that THE PASS SYSTEM will screen across the country on APTN on Monday, September 30, as part of National Truth and Reconciliation Day, at the following times:
Check the schedule to confirm times in your area at
2 PM Pacific, 3 PM Mountain, 4 PM Central, 5 PM Eastern, 6 PM Atlantic, & 6:30 PM Newfoundland
Hope you can tune in!
THE PASS SYSTEM illuminates Canada’s hidden history of racial segregation. For over 60 years, the Canadian government often denied Indigenous peoples the basic freedom to leave their reserves without a pass. Acclaimed Cree and Métis actor and activist Tantoo Cardinal narrates this in-depth investigation into this illegal practice, with music by Cris Derksen.


To arrange a screening with the director in attendance for your community, contact us at
For organizational, educational institution, or association purchases or screenings of the film, please contact the distributor, V Tape  here: or p: 416-351-1317





Première: 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival
Yellowknife International Film Festival
Mispon: A Celebration of Indigenous Filmmaking (Opening Film)
Salt Spring Film Festival
Sakewew High School, North Battleford
Poundmaker First Nation
North Battleford Public Library
Northwest College, North Battleford
Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nations
University of Saskatchewan
Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon
The Scene Festival, Saskatoon
Station 20 West Community Centre, Saskatoon
Scyap Youth Arts Centre, Saskatoon
George Gordon First Nation
Carry-the-Kettle First Nation
Bert Fox Community School, Fort Qu’Appelle
Balcarres High School, Balcarres, Sask
Carleton University
Smith College

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Shelf Life Books, Calgary
University of Lethbridge
Kainai First Nation
Piikani First Nation
Onion Lake Cree Nation
University of Edmonton
University of Regina
York University, Toronto
First Nations University of Canada, Regina
Canadian Museum of History
Library and Archives Canada

TIFF Bell Lightbox
St. Mary’s High School, Prince Albert
History of Indigenous Peoples Research Group, York University
University of Toronto Scarborough
University of Toronto Law School
University of Waterloo
Gzowski College, Trent University
McMaster University
Huron College, Western University, London
Laurentian University, Sudbury
Blue Quills University, St. Paul
Vancity Theatre, Vancouver
Cinema Politica, Montreal & Toronto
Woodland Cultural Centre
Northwest Fest
Enoch First Nation
Globe Cinema, Calgary
Calgary Public Library
Winnipeg Art Gallery, in association with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, in association with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba
Bay Street Film Festival
McGill University
Lunenburg Doc Festival
Film Studies Association of Canada
Canadian Historical Association
University of Windsor
Samson Cree Nation
Queen’s University
Saskatoon Public Schools
Rutas Festival
University of Northern British Columbia

Osgoode Hall Law School


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