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We Were Children

September 27, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


This in-person event takes place at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, 1985 Learners Walk. A brief discussion will follow the film screenings.

We Were Children (2012)
Tim Wolochatiuk

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

Duration: 1 hr 23 minutes

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. Wellness supports will be available at the screening. For additional counselling support, please contact the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS). IRSSS services include grief and loss counselling, crisis counselling, trauma counselling, Family and Group counselling and other supports including Traditional Healing Methods & Medicines, for more information please visit the IRSSS website or phone the IRSSS Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 (available 24/7).


September 27, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC)
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