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We Were Children

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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.
Directed by Tim Wolochatiuk and written by Jason Sherman, We Were Children is produced by Kyle Irving for Eagle Vision Inc. and David Christensen for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

2012, 82 min 50 s

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Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Series (Jeremy Benning CSC, Kim Bell)
Canadian Screen Awards
March 9 2014, Toronto - Canada

Best Sound in an Information/Documentary or Lifestyle Program or Series (Daniel Pellerin, Howard Rissin, Jeremy Maclaverty, John Sievert, Randy Wilson, Rob Hutchins, Stan Mak, Stefan Fraticelli)
Canadian Screen Awards
March 9 2014, Toronto - Canada

Best Public Service
Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 1 to 19 2013, San Francisco - USA

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