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Ottawa premiere of We Were Children

Press release


Toronto, November 19, 2012―The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will present the Ottawa premiere of We Were Children ( Eagle Vision/ eOne/NFB) on November 25, 2012, with a free public screening Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Library and Archives Canada Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street. This special screening is presented in collaboration with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Directed by Tim Wolochatiuk and written by Jason Sherman, We Were Children tells the heartbreaking true story of Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod, removed from their homes at the ages of four and six and forced to adapt to a strange, threatening new world in Canada's residential school system. Blending stunning dramatic storytelling with unflinching documentary narratives, the film gives voice to two children trapped in a system that would impact their lives forever.

In attendance at the Ottawa premiere will be Lisa Meeches, First Nations filmmaker and We Were Children executive producer.

We Were Children was launched this fall at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto.

We Were Children is a co-production of Eagle Vision Inc., eOne and the NFB, with the participation of Manitoba Film and Music, the Canada Media Fund and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. The film is produced by Kyle Irving and executive produced by Lisa Meeches for Eagle Vision and Laszlo Barna and Loren Mawhinney for eOne, with David Christensen as producer and executive producer for the NFB. 


Source: National Film Board of Canada


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