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Gently Whispering the Circle Back

Beth Wishart MacKenzie / Canada / 2013 / 49 ' / English

Credits

Beth Wishart Mackenzie & Dave Cunningham
Richard Gustavsen
Herb Stanley
Beth Wishart Mackenzie

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Awards & Festivals

Winner: Best DOC Short Award, American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, 2013
Winner: MADA Award, COMMFFEST, 2013
Official Selection: Dreamspeakers Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection: American Indian Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection: Nordlys Film & Arts Festival 2014
Official Selection: Female Eye Film Festival, 2014

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

A documentary exploration of the journey of healing in a people wounded by the Canadian Indian Residential School system.

Synopsis

Commissioned by Blue Quills First Nations College (Alberta, Canada), "Gently Whispering the Circle Back" is a documentary exploration of the journey of healing in a people wounded by the Canadian Indian Residential School system. With dignity and deep sincerity, survivors and the children of survivors share their personal stories with us. We become part of a ‘healing circle’ as participants speak of their recovery of tradition, language, ceremony, and personal dignity. Their stories move us to look inward at our own participation in the ongoing pain of Indigenous peoples and they inspire us to join the circle of healing for the benefit of all.

 

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