Gently Whispering the Circle Back (49:13) was commissioned by Blue Quills First Nations College (Alberta, Canada) as a "Community Resource for Healing and Reconciliation". The documentary shares a journey of healing for all Canadians in a nation wounded by the Indian Residential School System. With dignity and deep sincerity, survivors and the children of survivors share their personal stories with us. We become part of a ‘circle of healing’ as participants confront the trauma of the IRS; come to understand the trauma; release their pain; and speak of transcending the trauma through the recovery of tradition, language, ceremony, and personal dignity. Gently Whispering the Circle Back is a powerful story of human resiliency and generosity.
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Screening History: Dreamspeakers Film Fest Edmonton, 2013; COMMFFEST Toronto, 2013 - MADA AWARD; American Indian Film Festival San Francisco, 2013 - BEST DOC SHORT AWARD; Nordlys Film & Arts Festival Camose AB, 2014; Female Eye Film Festival Toronto, 2014; Blue Quills First Nations College St. Paul, AB; King's University College Edmonton, AB; University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; Canadian Truth & Reconciliation Commission Hearings, Red Deer & Edmonton; Cinema Politica "Divine Interventions: Documentary, Spirituality, and Social Justice" Programme Canada, 2014-15; Culture Unplugged Film Festival Global, 2016; Native Spirit Film Fest UK, 2016
Other documentaries produced & directed by Beth Wishart MacKenzie:
Brothers in the Buddha: vimeo.com/ondemand/90939
Lana Gets Her Talk: vimeo.com/235087959