We Are Children: Movie Screening

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Date(s) - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sheridan College


Please join me at our 2nd Annual film screening and panel discussion on April 26! This year we are showing We Were Children, a National Film Board production about the experience of children in the Residential School system. Together with our government, I am committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous People based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Doors at 6pm,
Movie 6:30pm,
Panel 8pm – 9pm

Rm S235, Sheridan College (1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville)

pam.damoff@parl.gc.ca or

In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of 2 children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools, where they suffered years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit

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