We were children = Nous étions des enfants
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

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Hart, Lyna., Anaquod, Glen., Wolochatiuk, Tim., Sherman, Jason., Irving, Kyle., Eagle Vision (Firm)., Entertainment One (Firm)., National Film Board of Canada., Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
"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."
English; Cree; French


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Nous étions des enfants


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