Aug 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Sisters & Brothers (2015 | 3 min), by Kent Monkman
In a pounding critique of Canada’s colonial history, this short film draws parallels between the annihilation of the bison in the 1890s and the devastation inflicted on the Indigenous population by the residential school system.
Second Stories – It Had to Be Done (2008 | 22 min), by Tessa Desnomie
It Had To Be Done explores the legacy of residential schools through the eyes of two extraordinary women who not only lived it firsthand, but who, as adults, made the surprising choice to return to the school that had affected their lives so profoundly. This intimate and moving film affirms their strength and dignity in standing up and making a difference on their own terms.
Presented along with Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners.
North Bruce Peninsula Truth and Reconciliation Group.