We were children Nous n'étions que des enfants
DVD
2012
11 available of 18 items

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.

Item Details
Subjects:
Indians of North America -- Canada -- History.
Indians of North America -- Cultural assimilation -- Canada -- History.
Indigenous children -- Abuse of -- Canada.
Off-reservation boarding schools -- Canada.
Genre:
Documentary films.
Other Authors:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
Anaquod, Glen.
Hart, Lyna.
Irving, Kyle.
National Film Board of Canada.
Sherman, Jason, 1962-
Wolochatiuk, Tim.
Description:
1 videodisc (83 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.1 sound
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not rated.
Other Title:
Nous n'étions que des enfants
Notes:
Directed by Timothy Wolochatiuk; written by Jason Sherman; produced by Kyle Irving.
DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.1 sound.
For private home use only.
English and French audio with optional English or French subtitles.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
C9912648
153C9912648
C9912648
Link to PAC
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