Six Nations Tourism Presents Movie Monday: We Were Children
Date: September 30 @ 7PM
Cost: Admission by Donation
Warning: This film contains disturbing content and is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older. Parental discretion, and/or watching this film within a group setting, is strongly advised. If you need counselling support, please contact Health Canada.
On September 30th, Six Nations Tourism will be presenting “We Were Children”, the profound and unsettling film from Tim Wolochatiuk. As this film deals with sensitive subject matter, representatives from the Ontario Indian Residential School Support Services will be on-site to provide support for anyone who may be triggered by the contents of the film.
In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools, where they suffered years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.
As September 30th is also #OrangeShirtDay, we encourage you to wear orange to show your support for residential school survivors. We are pleased that Mohawk Village Memorial Park will be in attendance to discuss their important project, and accept donations. For more information about their project, visit their website at www.mohawkvillagepark.com.
Admission is by donation, and refreshments and popcorn will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your refillable water bottle, or purchase your very own from Six Nations Tourism.
This documentary film takes a look at residential schools, a series of controversial institutions established in Canada and operating until 1996, which took Native American children away from their families to be stripped of their cultural identity and the effect it had across generations. It tells this heart-breaking story through the eyes of two such children: Glen Anaquod and Lyna Hart.
Showing will be at the Gathering Place by the Grand, with doors opening at 6:30PM. Arrive early to get the best seat.