Directed by Tim Wolochatiuk and written by Jason Sherman, We were Children tells the true and moving story of Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod, who were taken from their families, Lyna when she was four, and Glen, when he was six, and forced to adapt to a strange and threatening new world, that of the Indian residential schools. Blending a remarkable dramatic narrative and courage testimonies, the movie allows us to hear the voices of two children trapped in a system that marked their lives forever.
We were Children premiered this past fall at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival.
Because the movie may bring back painful memories, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission wishes to inform you that additional demand for emotional support from survivors may occur in your communities. The health support program of Health Canada for former students of the Indian residential schools and their families is available by calling 1-877-583-2965. Eligible clients may use this line to access the services of professionals (psychologists or social workers) and professionals may use it to obtain authorization for providing services to eligible clients.
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Chantal Cleary, Communication Agent
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
Health and Social Services Commission
Tel.: 418 842-1540