|Cindy Blackstock - Photo Canadian Press|
We can't Make The Same Mistake Twice is with out a doubt, the most important story told that I can see in a Tiff film. Produced but one of my heroines, singer, songwriter, printmaker, engraver, and film maker of numerous documentaries, artist Alanis Obomsawin. I am certain it will stand out, proving to be pivotal, and powerfully brilliant.
We Can't Make The Same Mistake Twice is based upon Cindy Blackstock's heroically tireless, courageous work, and 9 year legal fight to prove that the Canadian government systemically discriminated against indigenous children on reserves, reflected through the deplorable lack of funding and services not being made available to them.
This morning Day 6 broadcasted an interview, featuring Alanis Obamsawin and Cindy Blackstock talking about the film We Can't Make The Same Mistake Twice, soon to be released in the coming weeks at TIFF.