We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

                                We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice
| 2 h 43 min
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In this documentary, distinguished filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin focuses her lens on the landmark discrimination case filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada in 2007. Obomsawin exposes injustices to the community by showing how the child and welfare services provided to them are vastly inferior to the services available to other Canadian children, while giving voice to the childcare workers at the heart of the battle.

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  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    René Sioui Labelle
    Philippe Amiguet
    German Gutierrez
    Maarten Kroonenburg
  • location sound
    Glenn Hodginns
    Thierry Morlass-Lurbe
    Marco Fania
    Yann Cleary
    Kim Nguyen
  • original music
    Michel Dubeau
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
  • original music
    Lauren Bélec
  • narration
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • research
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Katherine Kasirer
  • animation
    Élise Simard
    Brigitte Archambault

  • Bia

    Another amazing documentary Alanis.... Once again, Thank you for opening up our eyes !

    Bia, 19 Oct 2017
  • claire

    Heart wrenching and beautiful. I couldn't stop crying. Such real, committed and resilient people, and such a shameful colonial legacy. It's time for justice and love. Thank you!

    claire, 13 Apr 2017
  • cathmccarty

    Please bring this film to North Bay, Ontario and the Union of Ontario Indians is in North Bay also..... they would help

    cathmccarty, 31 Mar 2017
  • RussP

    Very interested in showing this at our church.

    RussP, 17 Mar 2017
  • abribosia

    Ce film est d'un très grand intérêt public. Quand sera-t-il disponible pour visionnement

    abribosia, 12 Mar 2017
  • babylawyer

    I am currently writing a paper on this CHRA case decision and would love to be able to watch this documentary as a further expansion of my familiarity with the topic. Is there a date for release?

    babylawyer, 5 Mar 2017
  • KylieSchibli

    I'm incredibly interested in seeing this documentary and was wondering when it will be available, any idea?

    KylieSchibli, 10 Dec 2016