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  • Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

    1986. Canada. Alanis Obomsawin. 29 min.

  • Gene Boy Came Home

    2007. Canada. Alanis Obomsawin. 25 min.

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

    1986. Canada. Written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. . Narrated by David Mitchell. With Cory Swan, Pauline Kerik, Betty Smith, Leslie Miller. Separated from his family at four, by the age of seventeen Richard Cardinal had lived in twenty-eight foster and group homes, shelters, and "locked facilities" throughout Alberta. In June 1984, he committed suicide. Based on the boy's diary, this film describes the hardship, abuse, and neglect that he endured. The film's release, along with the determination of his last foster parents, brought the story national attention, prompting changes in child welfare administration policies. 29 min.

  • Gene Boy Came Home

    2007. Canada. Written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. Eugene "Gene Boy" Benedict was raised on the Odanak Indian Reserve east of Montreal, Quebec, in the 1960s. After leaving home at fifteen to work in construction in New York State and spending several years adrift, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and was sent to the front lines of the Vietnam War. This candid and deeply moving film recounts his two years of service and his journey back to Odanak. 25 min.

In the Film exhibition Alanis Obomsawin

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