We Were Children
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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