As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.
~ Synopsis from APTN: http://aptn.ca/pages/wewerechildren/
Where: Aboriginal Learning Cultural Centre (ALCC) in Gathering Room
When: Friday, August 30th 2013
Potluck Lunch and Light Snacks
(Please bring a favourite dish to share!)
We Were Children (88 min)
Directed by Tim Wolochatiuk
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
Discussion & Support from Elders
Joyce &Victor Underwood, Tsawout Nation
Any questions? Please contact Asma-na-hi Antoine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-391-2600 ext 4557.
Note: If this film distresses you or someone you know, please know there is internal and external support for you.