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UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide
(Awarded Best Director of an International Documentary Film at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival, November 2006)
“...a powerful tool to expose the genocidal racism that lies behind the liberal smiley-face facade of Canadian society ... a veritable kick in the groin.”
Larry Gambone, review of UNREPENTANT, Any Time Now, February 2007
UNREPENTANT chronicles Canada's “dirty secret” - the planned extermination of aboriginal people in church-run Indian Residential Schools – and a clergyman's struggle to document and make public these crimes. For the first time since its release in New York last November, this ground-breaking film will be screened before audiences in central Canada.
UNREPENTANT is an intensely human story based on the first-hand testimonies of aboriginal survivors of Canada's “residential schools”, where more than 50,000 children died between 1890 and 1984. Their passionate accounts are interwoven with former United Church minister Kevin Annett's own story of how he faced firing, “defrocking”, and the loss of his family, livelihood and reputation because of his efforts to help residential school survivors and bring out the full truth of the murder and torture that occurred in these schools.
UNREPENTANT is not only about a terrible past, but how the legacy of legal genocide in Canada continues to destroy aboriginal people and the land all Canadians occupy. Despite the continual efforts by Canadian church and state to impede this film through a campaign of harrassment, misinformation, blacklisting and death threats, Kevin Annett will be bringing UNREPENTANT for public showing in Ontario and Quebec between March 6 and 18, 2007.
Kevin will be speaking publicly and showing UNREPENTANT on these dates:
Sudbury: Tuesday, March 6 2007
Ottawa: Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9 2007
Toronto-London area: Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11 2007
Peterborough: Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13 2007
Montreal: Thursday March 15 through to Sunday March 18 2007
For more information on these showings, contact Kevin Annett at:
[email protected] ph: 250-753-3345 or 1-888-265-1007 (messages)
and see this website: www.hiddenfromhistory.org
Background Profile of UNREPENTANT
and its Producers
UNREPENTANT took nineteen months to film, primarily in British Columbia and Alberta, and is based on Rev. Kevin Annett's books Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust (2005) and Love and Death in the Valley (2002). This film was an entirely self-funded, grassroots effort, which is reflected in its earthy authenticity. It was filmed on the sites of many of the former Indian residential schools and other places where the crimes described in the film took place.
UNREPENTANT was written by Kevin Annett and veteran Hollywood film maker Louie Lawless, who was part of the Production team that produced the feature length documentary film “Manson”, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Since then, Louie has been a member of the Producers' Guild of America and the Directors' Guild of America. Kevin Annett is a former minister of the United Church of Canada who was expelled without cause or due process from that church and publicly blacklisted in 1995, after he unearthed evidence of murder and land theft by his church's officials.
“When I first read Kevin Annett's book, Love and Death in the Valley, I knew this was a story that begged to be told. It has all the ingredients of powerful drama: greed, corruption, and murder, all involving the government and churches, and told through the eyes of a whistle blowing minister.” Louie Lawless