First Nation runners from the 1967 Pan Am torch relay remember their teen-age years when they ran 800-km with the Games torch only to not be allowed into the Winnipeg Pan Am stadium. In 1999 they received an apology and finished the last part of their journey, 32 years later. Torchrunners looks at the tradition of running and how residential school survivors used that tradition to endure residential school. This is a film about endurance, forgiveness and celebrating culture.

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  • writer
    Laura Robinson
  • director
    Laura Robinson
  • producer
    Laura Robinson
    Liz Jarvis
  • story consultant
    Jordan Wheeler
  • narrator
    Jordan Wheeler
  • music
    Paul Shrofel
  • camera
    Fred Mislawchuk
  • editor
    Julie Hackett Strachan
  • sound edit
    Byron Foster
  • mix
    Byron Foster