2011, 52:00 minutes, colour, English/Saulteaux
Robert’s Paintings is about artist Robert Houle. Like many of his generation, Houle was schooled in the residential school system. He expressively talks about his experiences there. He has created a body of work encapsulating his memories from childhood. As an adult and teacher, he uses this opportunity to give witness to his life and the many others who passed through the corridors of what is now known as Canada’s shame.
In the film we will meet friends and family who will share stories about Robert and what his paintings mean to them. This film is about not forgetting and contributing to the collective memory of a nation. It is a celebration.
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