Documentary “They Came for the Children”

March 23, 2024

“They Came for the Children” is a 5-part documentary based on the residential schools in Canada and the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was completed in 2015.

The documentary is the work of film maker, Kevin Moynihan with the financial help of a number of religious orders in Canada. Our congregation has contributed to his work over the years.

In a commentary on this series, Father Peter Bisson, SJ wrote: It is a very good tool to educate people about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s mission … The film gently and soberly introduces Canadians, including Christian Canadians, to these little – known dark sides of our story  and how they have shaped and harmed our life as a country …

The five segments of the film can be accessed here