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Killing the Indian in the Child

2021
1h 13m
Documentary/History
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Cast

Gwenlaouen Le Gouil (Self - Narrator)Stéphane Bittoun (Self - Narrator)Charlie Angus (Self)Edmund Metatawabin (Self - Interviewee, Survivor and Activist)

Director

Gwenlaouen Le Gouil

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Synopsis

The indigenous population of Canada fell victim to a cultural genocide. The re-education was cruel until 1996: children were torn from their parents and taken to boarding schools. These Indian residential schools were mostly run by Christian clerics. Many died there of illness, suffered from ill-treatment or were sexually abused. Almost 1,200 indigenous women were murdered or reported missing in Canada between 1980 and 2012, but the police are hesitant to clear up the cases. An effect of the systematic discrimination against the First Nations, which began with the Indian Act 150 years ago. Now a group of Ontario survivors are demanding compensation for the wrong done. The Canadian state has admitted mistakes, but reparations for the traumatized and their descendants have not yet been approved. The documentary accompanies the activists in the struggle for justice and shows their pain in emotional interviews.

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