CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
THE TRUE NORTH PROJECT
DIRECTED BY EMIL AGOPIAN
The True North Project is a celebration of Canada’s multiethnic society and its ongoing process of reconciliation with the indigenous community. In this celebration of diversity, artists from vastly different backgrounds are brought together to create a collaborative work for orchestra. The documentary focuses on national identity and the idea of where “home” is, in a country where 20 percent of the population is foreign born. The film offers insights into the creative processes of artists from different cultural backgrounds and from different regions of Canada, as they work together towards a common goal. The documentary is about hope for the future, and brings attention to the enrichments brought by the coexistence of different peoples and cultures within the framework of a nation.
Screened around the world, The True North Project has been acclaimed as ambassador of the ideologies and sensibilities of Canada to the world, spreading a message of peace, reconciliation, and finding home.