Picking Up The Pieces: The Making Of The Witness Blanket

Saturday, March 2, at 12:30 pm in Erskine (Dance Studio)

DIRECTOR

CODY GRAHAM & CAREY NEWMAN

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

85 mins

YEAR

2018

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

In partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, master carver Carey Newman created the Witness Blanket, a national monument commemorating the experiences of residential school survivors. A universal symbol of protection, the blanket comprises hundreds of everyday items – including shoes, photos and even a door – collected from across Canada. The result is a 40-foot long “quilt” of beautifully carved wooden panels, each with a story to tell. Narrated by the artist, this moving film interweaves these stories with Newman’s personal journey, examining how art can open our hearts to the pain of truth and the beauty of resiliency.

Directors Carey Newman & Cody Graham in attendance.

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