DOCUMENTARY I CANADA 2017 I 42 MINS. I ENGLISH
IN JESUS' NAME
In Jesus’ Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne's Residential School is a poignant all-indigenous English and Cree-English collaborative documentary film that breaks long-held silences imposed upon indigenous children who were interned at the notoriously violent St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario. Use of a homemade electric chair at St. Anne's and the incorporation of testimony about student-on-student abuse makes this documentary stand apart from other films about Canadian residential school experiences.
SUSAN G. ENBERG
Susan G. Enberg is an independent film director, producer, editor and photographer who recently launched her own production company, Susan G. Enberg Productions. Susan has written two children’s books for the non-governmental organization, Free The Children, both of which encourage children to become engaged in social activism leading toward justice. She has also worked with Habitat for Humanity Toronto as the Family Relations Coordinator. Susan helped to place families in affordable housing, facilitated home ownership workshops and publicity events, and empowered families to construct Habitat housing.
In addition to being a documentarian, Susan is a long-time photojournalist whose writings and photography are wholly focused on human rights issues. She has been awarded numerous scholarships for high academic achievement and for her social justice activities.
No Reservations is a political satire inspired by the true-life events of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction. It challenges it’s viewer from the perspective of both First Nations and Caucasian cultures. The film presents a unique point of view in its statement, and a voice of accountability to the Indigenous people of North America.