Recommended Viewing – We Were Children (Trigger Warning)


As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.

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One Response to Recommended Viewing – We Were Children (Trigger Warning)

  1. Reblogged this on Laura B Williams Designs and commented:
    It saddens me greatly when I here stories of any kind where children are robbed of their childhood. It makes me ill when I here of people who steal their childhoods in God’s name.

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