When: May 29, 2022 – 1:00PM EST (Screening) and 3:00PM (Panel)
We are thrilled to be a community partner for the 2022 @ReelAbilitiesTO film festival! We’ll be co-presenting the virtual screening on May 29 of the powerful documentary Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Children – for more info or to purchase tickets https://raffto.ca/schedules-tickets/
For most of her early life, filmmaker Barri Cohen knew her immediate family to consist of her parents, two brothers and half-sister. But one day, she learns of her half-brothers Alfred and Louis, who were dropped off as toddlers at the Huronia Regional Centre, a now-closed hospital and home for children with developmental disabilities. Speaking to the families and survivors of the centre, she pieces together the story of her brothers’ lives through shocking stories of abuse, humiliation and trauma. But these interviews also provide hope and light, as the survivors support each other in their battle for recognition and healing.
After the virtual screening, join us for In Conversation: “Remember Every Name” – a virtual discussion moderated by Liviya Mendelsohn, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence, and featuring filmmaker Barri Cohen.
ReelAbilities Toronto’s festival lineup includes a variety of exciting, touching, and thought-provoking films celebrating Deaf and disability cultures, as well as a series of events, panels, and workshops! We are thrilled to be a Community Partner this year on their May 27th virtual screening of Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Children and the post-film discussion event In Conversation: “Remember Every Name.” Visit their website to learn more and book your tickets!
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