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We Were Children

Branch: Minden Hills
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Minden Hills Cultural Centre,
Welch Room

Join HCPL and the Minden Hills Cultural Centre for a special screening of We Were Children.

As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit. A National Film Board of Canada / Eagle Vision Inc. Co-Production.

* 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.

The screening will take place in the Welch Room starting at 5pm. No registration required. The film is provided courtesy of the NFB.