The Fifth Estate Violation of Trust

The Fifth Estate Violation of Trust

A searing examination of Canada's 100 years of native residential schools, where aboriginal children had their culture and language beaten out of them, leaving a legacy of alcoholism, abuse and emotional scars. This all-encompassing program focuses on the Williams Lake, B.C. school and the harsh experiences of the children who went there. The program speaks to survivors, an historian, a therapist and the clergymen who ran the school. Questions about government policy, society's attitudes and the responsibility of the priests arise. Also uncovered are the startling statistics surrounding the schools and what is being done to heal the hurt eating away at former students.

  • 1991
  • 00:50:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013