The Nitinaht Chronicles

The Nitinaht Chronicles

| 2 h 23 min

This feature documentary profiles an Aboriginal community coming to terms with a legacy of sexual abuse, incest and family violence. The film follows the Ditidaht First Nation over a seven-year period, after a respected elder is found guilty of sexual assault. Award-winning filmmaker Maurice Bulbulian records the community's stories, becoming a part of their healing process. With the hope and courage of participants, the powerful interviews in this film play a key role in helping the community overcome the cycle of abuse. The continuing, devastating effects of the residential school system are also revealed; in this system, physical, emotional and sexual abuse were all too often routine. The Nitinaht Chronicles contains strong language, including graphic sexual detail. Please preview before showing to an audience.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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The Nitinaht Chronicles, Maurice Bulbulian, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Maurice Bulbulian
  • producer
    Jacques Vallée