Film: For LoveWed May 11, 2022
The Kamloops Film Society at The Paramount Theatre (503 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B1, Canada)
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PRESENTED BY THE SECWEPEMC CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AGENCY
Bestselling Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain has narrated “For Love,” a documentary feature that centers on the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the Canadian foster care system. Twain is a longtime children’s rights advocate via her Shania Kids Can Foundation.
In May, Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc First Nation discovered the remains of 215 children at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, which thrust the issue of Canada’s past policies of forced assimilation onto the international spotlight, with the number of discovered children’s remains in unmarked graves, rising above 1,000.
The film is directed by artist and filmmaker Matt Smiley. It is produced by Smiley and Mary Teegee of Carrier Sekani Family Services whose previous collaboration, the documentary “Highway of Tears,” pushed the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women into the public dialogue in 2015.
“For Love” was filmed all Canada with various First Nation, Metis, and Inuit partners. Activist Cindy Blackstock is an executive producer on the film and former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, a long-time Indigenous rights supporter, has also participated in the film.
All profits from the sale of tickets will go to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc – Le Estcwicwéy̓.
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