We Were Children

We Were Children

Nous étions Des Enfants

DVD - 2012
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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.
Publisher: [Montreal] : National Film Board of Canada, c2012
Branch Call Number: DVD 371.8297 WE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Nous étions des enfants

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21scotty Mar 26, 2014

Excellent documentary on two survivors of residential schools. Even though it is heartbreaking it is a story that needs to be told.

LaughingOne Oct 27, 2013

Well-done documentary about two survivors of the residential schools. Seeing through the eyes of the children made powerful statements. That these two survived while so many others did not, and are sharing their experiences is testimony we need to see, hear, absorb, and never repeat.

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