Director Helen Haig-Brown wonders whether her inability to maintain relationships might be connected to the traumas her mother suffered – along with much of the Canadian First Nations population – in the residential school system. In My Legacy, she sets out to understand her mother’s experience, deepening and complicating their relationship, bearing witness to the hardships endured by the women in her family while celebrating their beauty and strength.

My Legacy

2014 CA 60 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Documentary
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice