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We Were Children

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Canada

2012

1h 28m

Director Tim Wolochatiuk

Starring Lyna Hart, Ross McMillan

Genre Documentary

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Until 1996, over 100,000 Canadian First Nations children were legally mandated to attend government-funded Christian residential schools to be forcibly assimilated into ‘Canadian Society.’ There, children endured brutality, physical hardship, mental degradation, and the complete erasure of their culture. This film is the true story of two such children.

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