Playing at Pickford Film Center
72 minutes, Canada, In English, DOC-Social/Racial Justice
Rated NR: _
Directed by Sean Stiller
Returning Home follows Phyllis Jack-Webstad, Secwépemc tribal member, on a nationwide Orange Shirt Day educational tour while her family struggles to heal multigenerational wounds of residential schools. The film also explores the significance of the lowest run of salmon in Fraser River history and reveals the past abuse inflicted on the natural world. For the Secwépemc, healing people and healing the natural world are one and the same, and wholeness and hope come through a renewed embrace of the deepest roots of Indigenous identity.
Presented by Canadian-American Studies at WWU