Carey Newman created the Witness Blanket to honour the victims of the Canadian residential school system.
This art installation, features hundreds of artifacts gathered from former residential school sites, churches, government buildings and other affiliated structures.
Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket follows Newman and his team as they travel across Canada to meet survivors and collect these pieces of history. Co-directed by Newman and Cody Graham, Picking Up the Pieces is a reflection on bearing witness.
This screening will take place at the VIU Cowichan Lecture Theatre – Room 140 (Totem Entrance)film