Photo by Dave Steers
Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014
Location: Pemberton Library
The Winds of Change will be showing a free screening of the movie 'We Were Children' this Thursday in the Library at 7pm.
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.
This movie is unrated but the National Film Board gives the following warning that: this film contains disturbing content and is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older.