January 16th Online Film Screening 2pm to 4pm Pacific Time: 'Picking up the Pieces: the Making of the Witness Blanket'

 Join us for an online screening of ‘Picking Up the Pieces: the Making of the Witness Blanket’

Sunday, January 16 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. via Zoom

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This film follows the journey of making the Witness Blanket - a national monument that commemorates the experiences of residential school survivors across Canada. Inspired by a woven blanket, the Witness Blanket is made from hundreds of items reclaimed from residential schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures across Canada. The process of gathering these objects and their stories took artist Carey Newman and his team from coast to coast to coast. The film weaves those stories with Carey Newman’s personal journey, examining how art can open our hearts to the pain of truth and the beauty of resilience. 


The screening is hosted by the following groups: Amnesty International Okanagan, Central Okanagan United Church, City of Kelowna Cultural Services, Kelowna Sunrise Rotary, Okanagan Regional Library and the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

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