Our Voices, Our Stories - December 3rd at 7pm
Join I-Hos Gallery on December 3rd at 7pm for a showing of this film, at the K'omoks band hall.
Our Voices, Our Stories, a new film by renowned director Barbara Cranmer that exposes Canada’s brutal residential school history, recently won an award for Best Documentary Short at the 40th Annual American Indian Film Festival.
An estimated 9,200 children passed through the doors of St. Michael’s Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, British Columbia between 1929 and 1975. Numbers replaced their names, their aboriginal languages were forbidden, family ties broken and histories denied. Scores of children died at the school, many were abused and many never returned to their families; following generations continue to be fractured by the horrors of the colonial government and church mandated residential school systems.
Our Voices, Our Stories features the powerful accounts of residential school survivors including Evelyn Voyageur, Margaret Wilson, Edward Dawson, Hank Nelson, Bobby Joseph, Mary Speck, Stan Humchitt, Stanley Hunt and Janice Grant, and family members Roberta Wildman, Carla Voyageur, Kodi Nelson and Jasmine Hanuse. Director Cranmer (T’lakwagilogwa) is a member of the ‘Namgis First Nation and lived in Alert Bay.