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Circle of Eagles centers around the trauma left behind from Canadian residential schools — a network of mandated boarding schools created to isolate Indigenous children from their families and native culture in order to assimilate them into dominant culture.


Indigenous brothers, elders, and parole officers share powerful stories of hope and healing from the legacy of these schools, foster care, and systemic racism.


Circle of Eagles focuses on a unique halfway home that imparts Indigenous culture and ceremony to recover from this inflicted trauma — and those who are on the road to recovery from prison to community.


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  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    54:22
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    World
  • Rating
    PG
  • Director
    Merv Thomas
  • Producer
    Jason Q Lawrence, Barbara Ellis
  • Executive Producer
    Circle of Eagles
  • Cinematographer
    Darko Sikman, Ruggero Romano
  • Editor
    Darko Sikman
  • Composer
    Thomas Beckman
  • Music
    Thomas Beckman, Mary Garnet Edwards, John Holbrook,