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On National Aboriginal Day, CBC news featured the work of a group of dedicated young Lílwat Nation filmmakers. A group Grade 11 students at Xet̓ólacw Community were recognized for producing a short film about the residential school experience for Cinematheque’s Canada on Screen program. The project encourages youth to define what it is to be Canadian through the film.

Hannah Jones, Chantal Thomas, Mallory Ritchie and Sarah Joe’s  “Taken Away” is an examination of the this cruel and tragic piece of Canadian history. At the centre of this compelling film are the words of residential school survivor Harry Dick. Powerful and important, this film also showcases the skills and creativity of these talented young women.

To read the CBC story click: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/residential-school-film-documentary-1.4170218

To go directly to “Taken Away”: https://vimeo.com/215270375