The Award-winning Film on Genocide in Canada - Makes its Los Angeles Screen Debut:
Monday, March 5, 2007
Screen 4, Sunset Laemmle
8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
(See this website for more information: http://www.nyfilmvideo.com/ - Los Angeles film festival, March 1-8)
UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide
Award-winning documentary film on Canada's Dirty Secret
(Best Director of an International Documentary Film, New York Independent Film and Video Festival, November, 2006)
UNREPENTANT documents Canada's "dirty secret" - the planned genocide of aboriginal people in church-run Indian Residential Schools - and a clergyman's efforts to document and make public these crimes. First-hand testimonies from residential school survivors are interwoven with Kevin Annett's own story of how he faced firing, "de-frocking", and the loss of his family, reputation and livelihood as a result of his efforts to help survivors and bring out the truth of the residential schools. This saga continues, as Annett continues a David and Goliath struggle to hold the government and churches of Canada accountable for crimes against humanity, and the continued theft of aboriginal land.
UNREPENTANT took nineteen months to film, primarily in British Columbia and Alberta, and is based on Kevin Annett's book Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust. The entire film was a self-funded, grassroots effort, which is reflected in its earthy and human quality.
Information and Film Trailer: www.hiddenfromhistory.org