Los Angeles Premiere
Sunday, November 9 | Laemmle Music Hall Theatre | 1:25pm
Director: Tama Gempton
Producers: Tama Gempton, Irene Rossborg-Gempton, Charon Spinks
Short | Canada | 41 mins.
We Are Champions is a documentary, developed over a 4-year period, about residential school survivors sharing stories of happy childhood memories before they were forcibly taken from their homes. The stories took place in Lytton, a small village in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada, which was the location of St. Georges School, one of many residential schools in Canada. As these survivors shared their stories, they began to connect with their inner strength and humour, and to reconnect with their traditions, culture, and ancestral sites. The elders hope this reconnection with traditions and nature will inspire others to remember and share their happy memories as a way to building strong family ties within their communities.
Interview participants: Dakey (Buster) Adams, Verna Wilson, Vivian Roy, Ernie Michell
Event Title: Short
Event Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Event Producer: Red Nation Films
Event Location: 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Laemmle ‘Music Hall” Theatre.
Event Times: 1:25pm