For over 100 years, Indigenous children in Canada were legally required to attend church-run boarding schools, an assimilationist practice now regarded as a national and cultural tragedy. We Were Children tells the heartbreaking true story of Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod, removed from their homes at the ages of four and six and forced to adapt to a threatening new world.
Tim Wolochatiuk is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. In 2007, Wolochatiuk was at the helm of the feature-length docudrama “Jonestown: Paradise Lost”, which was nominated for Best Documentary in 2007 by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association and for a Grierson Award at the 2007 British Documentary Awards. Blending stunning dramatic storytelling with unflinching documentary narratives, director Tim Wolochatiuk’s film gives a voice to two children trapped in a system that would impact their lives forever.