Hidden Legacies

Hidden Legacies

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This documentary, directed by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson, profiles young people whose parents and grandparents attended government-initiated, church-run, Indian Residential Schools.

These inter-generational survivors include a rapper, a mother, a boxer, a social work student and others. They share their stories of struggle, resistance and resilience and through their words, it becomes clear that the land, spiritual practice and family have been sources of strength and transformation.


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