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FOR LOVE is a film of resilience and resurgence. Colonization has led to many adverse impacts on the Indigenous population of Canada - most significantly on familial and societal structures. Due to colonial regimes, Indigenous children are vastly overrepresented in the child welfare system. In 2018, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs deemed the issue “a humanitarian crisis.”

Travelling across the country, Indigenous people tell their heartbreaking stories to reveal the atrocities inflicted by the Canadian child welfare system. The film shines a light on what is happening right now. It details the horrors of the past and reveals how Indigenous communities are taking back jurisdictional control of their children in order to ensure that their unique and diverse cultures are preserved for generations to come.

Awakening a revived respect for the matriarchal system, we learn about the need to preserve traditional practices, land-based activities and grass roots initiatives in order to keep having a positive impact on children and families - not only reducing the number of apprehensions, but also renewing Indigenous pride.

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  • Runtime
    86 minutes
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  • Social Media
  • Director
    Matt Smiley
  • Screenwriter
    Mary Teegee, Matt Smiley
  • Producer
    Mary Teegee, Matt Smiley
  • Executive Producer
    Warner Adam, Cindy Blackstock, Lindsay Eberts
  • Cast
    Shania Twain
  • Cinematographer
    Craig Hall, Valentin Vignet
  • Editor
    Christine Meyer
  • Animator
    Anibal Diaz
  • Composer
    Mathieu Carratier
  • Sound Design
    Karen Baker Landers, Peter Staubli
  • Music
    Angel Baribeau