In Jesus’ Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne’s Residential School is a poignant all-Indigenous English and Cree-English collaborative documentary film that breaks long-held silences imposed upon children who were interned at the notoriously violent St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario.
First Nations children from all over the western James Bay region suffered isolation from family and community as well as physical, sexual, spiritual and cultural abuse at the hands of the Catholic Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Sisters of Charity. Some were abused by other students who had learned violent behaviours from their “caregivers.” While Chief Wilton Littlechild imparts some of what he learned from his six years as a Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, seven St. Anne’s survivors publicly share their acutely emotional stories, some for the very first time.
Following the film screening, Facing History and Ourselves is pleased to be in conversation with Director Susan G Enberg, and Elder Louis Knapaysweet a survivor of St. Anne’s Residential School.
NOTE: This film may act as a trigger to residential school survivors and their descendents. A Health and Cultural Support Worker will be present.
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IF YOU ARE AN EDUCATOR, we are facilitating a workshop prior to the screening. For more information, or to register for the workshop, please see link below: