13.7 C
Kawartha Lakes
Saturday, July 20, 2024
No menu items!
HomeNewsNew Film Explores Impacts Of Colonialism And Systemic Racism In Canadian Health...

New Film Explores Impacts Of Colonialism And Systemic Racism In Canadian Health Care

KAWARTHA LAKES-Premiering today, The Unforgotten is a film that exposes the experience of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis within health care across five stages of life: birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and elderhood. The film explores systemic racism, the impacts of colonialism, and the ongoing trauma experienced by Indigenous Peoples.

“The Unforgotten is both a statement and an invitation,” said Dr. Ewan Affleck, executive producer of the film. “It is a statement to acknowledge the history of Canadians conveniently ‘forgetting’ stories that challenge the myth of a tolerant and egalitarian society, and an invitation to start listening so the stories are now heard.”

Created by BUILD. Films and Networked Health, with funding and support from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the film is accompanied by educational resources to raise awareness, incite reflection, and spark conversations about how to achieve meaningful change.

“The experiences of Indigenous Peoples within Canada’s health care system need to be heard and understood,” said Dr. Ann Collins, president of the CMA. “Contributors to this film must be thanked profoundly for sharing their experiences. Their stories must lead to a much-needed dialogue.”

Visit the website to watch the film and explore the educational resources: The Unforgotten.


Don't forget to sign up for our morning newsletter.

Catch up on all the local news while enjoying your coffee.

Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

Most Popular

Kawartha 411