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Women in the Shadows ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB524005
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Christine Welsh, Signe Johansson, Tony Snowsill, Ginny Stikeman
Directors:  Norma Bailey
Producing Agencies:  Direction Films (Victoria),National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, History, Indigenous Peoples, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1991
Running Time:  55m 50s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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This intensely personal documentary follows Indigenous writer and filmmaker Christine Welsh as she embarks on an extraordinary physical and spiritual journey in search of her Métis foremothers. It is the story of one Métis woman's reconciliation with her past and her people--a coming to terms with loss and with the price that has been paid for assimilation, and a celebration of survival.

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