This powerful and heartwarming film explores the history and modern day experiences of the First Nations people of a Canadian reservation named Hollow Water. The film explores the phenomenon of “shadow prisons” and how the revival of political and cultural power enabled these ordinary people to largely succeed in breaking the cycle of childhood sexual violence in their community in one generation.
The program notes explain that the film intentionally avoids triggering details and focuses on a transforming and heartfelt exploration of what we are not doing in our criminal justice system and what can do to get on a healing path.
Students are encouraged to watch the film and to invite their friends and communities to watch with them. This online film screening will take place Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 2 pm – 4 pm. Register here for the screening.