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We Were Children (2012)

For over 130 years till 1996, more than 100,000 of Canada's First Nations children were legally required to attend government-funded schools run by various Christian faiths. There were 80 ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Wolochatiuk

Writer:

Jason Sherman
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Credited cast:
Rene Batson Rene Batson ... Glen Age 8
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taya Ayotte Bourns Taya Ayotte Bourns ... Student (voice) (as Taya Dawn Ayotte Bourns)
Alice Dano Alice Dano ... Schoolyard Nun
Justin Ducharme Justin Ducharme ... Glen (Age 18)
Darcy Fehr ... Glen's Teacher
Darren Felbel ... Priest
Rebecca Gibson ... Sister Mary
Kristen Harris ... Lebret Nun
Ashley Hirt ... Nurse
Robert Kostyra Robert Kostyra ... Black Robe Priest
Daina Leitold ... Nun
John B. Lowe ... Deputy Minister
Ross McMillan Ross McMillan ... Father X
Curtis Moore Curtis Moore ... Father X
Fawnda Neckoway Fawnda Neckoway ... Lyna's Mom
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For over 130 years till 1996, more than 100,000 of Canada's First Nations children were legally required to attend government-funded schools run by various Christian faiths. There were 80 of these 'residential schools' across the country. Most children were sent to faraway schools that separated them from their families and traditional land. These children endured brutality, physical hardship, mental degradation, and the complete erasure of their culture. The schools were part of a wider program of assimilation designed to integrate the native population into 'Canadian society.' These schools were established with the express purpose 'To kill the Indian in the child.' Told through their own voices, 'We Were Children' is the shocking true story of two such children: Glen Anaquod and Lyna Hart. Written by EV Staff

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24 March 2019 | by regineth33See all my reviews

This is and has been a problem with the church's no discipline or consequences they just move these sick monsters to other places... history never lies but it has a way of repeating itself until these monsters are stopped and exposed for what they really are instead of hiding behind God while committing these atrocities against innocent children.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French | Cree

Release Date:

3 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$16,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.78 : 1
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