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Documentary screening to explore link between residential schools and child welfare system

The film details the horrors of the past and looks at how Indigenous communities are taking back control
for love documentary

A documentary film addressing the links between children in Canada's welfare system and residential schools will screen at the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday (May 11).

For Love, co-written by Matt Smiley and Mary Teegee and narrated by Shania Twain, looks at the impacts of colonialism on the family and social structure, focusing on the over-representation of Indigenous children in the country's welfare system.

The event is being hosted by Secwepemc Child and Family Services.

Tickets are $15, with $14 of that going to Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc - Le Estcwéy̓ (The Missing) and $1 going to the Kamloops Film Society.

"I wanted this movie to create awareness about the generational trauma caused by residential schools. But it also celebrates the resilience of our people," Teegee said.

The event will also feature appearances by Smiley, who directed the film, and Teegee.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, go online to thekfs.ca.