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We Were Children Documentary - Sept. 30

Updated: Sep 19, 2021

In honour of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Rairdan Services, Inc. is sponsoring the documentary, We Were Children at the Jewel Theatre on September 30, 2021 at 7pm. Free admission. This movie is 18A.

From the director:

Warning: 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. If you need counselling support, please contact Health Canada.

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.


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