National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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About the event
In honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre and Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association are pleased to present two FREE film screenings on Thursday, September 30, at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up - 5:00 PM
Tasha Hubbard 2019 | 1 h 38 min
On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.
We Were Children - 8:00 PM
Tim Wolochatiuk 2012 | 1 h 23 min
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.
(Warning: this film contains disturbing content and is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older. Parental discretion is strongly advised. If you need counselling support, please contact the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419)
Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand UpMae Wilson Theatre
We Were ChildrenMae Wilson Theatre