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

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