Richard Cardinal cry from a diary of a Métis child.
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A moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Metis adolescent who committed suicide at 17, in 1984. Removed from his home at age 4 because of family problems, he was then moved between 28 foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta for the next 13 years. His diary upon which this film is based is a sad legacy of a troubled youth, his life and death, and Alberta's child welfare system. His death prompted an inquiry into and reform of Alberta's child welfare system.

Item Details
Adolescent psychology.
Cardinal, Richard, 1966-1984.
Child welfare -- Alberta.
Foster home care -- Alberta.
Indians of North America -- Alberta -- Child welfare.
Indigenous peoples -- Alberta -- Child welfare.
Métis -- Alberta -- Child welfare.
Métis -- Alberta -- Diaries.
Suicide -- Alberta -- Case studies.
Teenagers -- Suicidal behavior.
Other Authors:
Canell, Marrin.
Kerik, Pauline.
Miller, Leslie.
National Film Board of Canada.
Obomsawin, Alanis.
Smith, Betty.
Swan, Cory.
Verrall, Robert Alan.
Publisher, Date:
[Montreal] : National Film Board of Canada, c2007, 1986.
1 videodisc (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
Other Title:
Cry from a diary of a Métis child [DVD]
Original version date: 1986.
A National Film Board of Canada production.
Producers, Alanis Obomsawin, Marvin Canell, Robert Verrall ; writer, director, Alanis Obomsawin ; camera, Roger Rochat ; music, Dario Dominques.
Starring Cory Swan as a young Richard with others; diary read by David Mitchell.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
C0186 056
153C 0186 056
153C 0186 056
Link to PAC
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