Cheechoo film screening coming to Brock University

Submitted photo- New Brock University Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo.

Submitted photo- New Brock University Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo.

Moose River Crossing, the award-winning film by Shirley Cheechoo, will be screened during a special performance at Brock University Thursday, Nov. 26.

Cheechoo, who was installed as Brock’s Chancellor last month, will be on hand for the screening, and will host a question and answer discussion with audience members at the end of the film.

Moose River Crossing is a 90-minute feature film released in 2013. It examines the Aboriginal residential schools through the eyes of six fictional former students who meet at a train station to head to a reunion. They flash back to the troubling times they experienced at the residential school and aim to answer the question of whether or not time heals all wounds.

Cheechoo wrote the movie based on her own experience growing up in residential schools.

Moose River Crossing will be screened at 7 p.m. at Brock’s Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. Admission is free and no advance tickets are required.