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Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

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A moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Métis adolescent who committed suicide in 1984. He had been taken from his home at the age of four because of family problems, and spent the rest of his seventeen short years moving in and out of twenty-eight foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta. A sensitive, articulate young man, Richard Cardinal left behind a diary upon which this film is based.

1986, 29 min 10 s

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Special Award - Category: Educational Visual Anthropology to Children and Youth
Visual Anthropology Festival
September 15 to 22 1991, Parnu - Estonia

Crystal Apple Award - Category: Human Relations / Teen Suicide
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 17 to 21 1989, Oakland - USA

Red Ribbon Award - Category: Current Concerns
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 23 to 28 1988, New York - USA

Prize for Best Documentary
Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 13 to 15 1986, San Francisco - USA