Inspired by a woven blanket, the Witness Blanket is a large-scale art installation made from hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national mounment recognizing the atrocities of the Residential School era, honouring the children and symbolizing ongoing reconciliation.
A team from Media One Multimedia followed the development of this project, and this feature length documentary reflects that important journey. The documentary includes footage, audio and photographs of the process and the very human stories behind the artifacts - stories of pain, reflection, discovery and healing.
Carey Newman will be present to introduce the film, answer questions and engage in conversation about the Witness Blanket.