1001 Calahoo Road, Spruce Grove, Alberta, T7X 1L6
As part of THE NFB IN LIBRARIES, Spruce Grove Public Library is offering a free screening of the following film, in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept 30th):
Second Stories – It Had to Be Done (Tessa Desnomie| 2008 | 22 min)
This short documentary explores the legacy of residential schools through the eyes of two extraordinary women who not only lived it, but who, as adults, made the surprising decision to return to the school that had affected their lives so profoundly. This intimate and moving film affirms their strength and dignity in standing up and making a difference on their own terms.
Second Stories follows on the heels of the enormously successful First Stories project, which produced 3 separate collections of short films from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Second Stories builds on that success by continuing the training with 3 of the 12 Indigenous filmmakers who delivered such compelling short documentaries. Produced in association with CBC, APTN, SCN, SaskFilm and MANITOBA FILM & SOUND.
Visit the organiser’s website for more info: https://sgpl.ca/
Location: hosted by Horizon Stage (see map below)