Weekend Picks

National Indigenous Peoples Day

The Library is excited to be apart of what is sure to be a beautiful and moving afternoon at St. Albert’s National Aboriginal Day celebration and walk for Missing and Murdered Women and Girls. If you would like to take part in the walk, arrive at Lion’s Park for 11 AM.

In the meantime, enjoy these great picks!

As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.

Trailer

The Lesser Blessed

An eye-opening account of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in the modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a First Nation teenager filled with bravado and angst, comes the story of three unlikely friends isolated in a small rural town discovering what they can of life and love and racial tensions, in a world by a dark mystery from his past.

 Trailer

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

An adaptation of an Inuit legend, which tells the story of a small community of Inuit whose lives are disrupted when an unknown shaman creates rivalries between families. Twenty years pass. Two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order: Amaqjuaq, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner.

Trailer

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