True Story - Part One - Wednesday Film Recommendation

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Sep 27

Social Inc is hosting a Wednesday Film Recommendation.

All Mohawk College students can access this film for free through the National Film Board of Canada.

This week:

"True Story - Part One" 

September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, is a day of reflection and remembrance for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across Canada. But how many Canadians don’t even know what they’re reflecting on? How can we have reconciliation without truth? Many Canadians know only the history they were taught in school, much of which is biased, bogus, and downright racist. The time has come for us to face our true history. But do we really want to face the truth of the relationship between Indigenous and settler Canadians when it’s so dark and daunting?

True Story is a 2-part feature documentary series that sheds light on the history of the relationship between Indigenous and settler people as told by Indigenous voices from their point of view relying on oral history. This historical journey is heartbreaking, astonishing and shameful, but it is also uplifting, inspiring and full of laughter and light. The resilience of Indigenous peoples often shines through in their humour, which can be dark and cheeky, something that True Story embraces. As a nation living on what is now called Canada, how do we move forward from the historical wrongdoings of our colonial history? If we truly want reconciliation, let’s start with the truth. It might be messy and it is definitely ugly, but moments of hope show us what this country could be — if we are open to facing and learning from the past."

Sensitive Content Warning: This film has content that may be sensitive and triggering. Viewer discretion advised.

Watch "True Story - Part One" here.


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