Join us on Tuesday, September 27 to watch this feature film documenting the impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system.
6:00 pm | FREE
To coincide with National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, CHF BC and CHF Canada will be screening the documentary We Were Children by Tim Wolochatiuk.
From the National Film Board’s description of the film:
In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two 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.
TRIGGER WARNING: THIS FILM DEALS WITH MATURE SUBJECT MATTER. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED
This film contains disturbing content and is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older. Parental discretion, and/or watching this film within a group setting, is strongly advised.