We Were Children With Ry Moran And Ian Mosby

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"So much history can be lost if no one tells the story — so that's what I do. I tell the stories. This is my way of fighting for social change." — Alanis Obomsawin

Director Tim Wolochatiuk's powerful recreation of the stories of two residential-school survivors is followed by a discussion with Ry Moran, Director of the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, and historian Ian Mosby, whose post-doctoral research on nutrition policies uncovered a shocking history of governmental biomedical research on Indigenous children in the 1940s and '50s.

This film is part of our special series Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake/Unable to Sleep): Films and Conversations, intent on marrying the political potential of cinema with the conversation it can create. Aabiziingwashi will be devoted to perhaps the most pressing issue facing the nation: the process of official governmental reconciliation with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Communities, as embodied in the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the ongoing work of the national National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. For more information on Aabiziingwashi, head here: tiff.net/aabiziingwashi
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By: TIFF