Our People Will Be Healed

Director: Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) Year: 2017 Run Time: 97min
Our People Will Be Healed (2017)

Master documentarian Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The students at a local school for the Norway House Cree Nation discuss their aspirations for the future and reflect on the fact that they are feeling more hopeful and optimistic than previous generations.

By discussing the effects of intergenerational trauma, substance abuse and many other issues facing Indigenous communities, and by learning about their own history and culture, the students are able to undergo a process of collective healing and ensure that growing up doesn’t mean leaving one’s roots behind.

This inspiring doc shows that the strength of the community comes from the people within it, and provides a strong model for prosperity and renewal.

Our People Will Be Healed breathes with hope for the future.” – Pat Mullen, POV Magazine


Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki)


Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki)


Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki)





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Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
PG Saskatchewan
PG Yukon