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Children of Woodlands | Documentary Idea

by Chantal Rioux
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Woodlands School, a controversial residential school for unwanted or disabled people, operated between 1950 and 1996

Woodlands School, a controversial residential school for unwanted or disabled people, operated between 1950 and 1996

This is a documentary that must be made. It's the story of the Woodlands School in BC, Canada -- where it's reported that unimaginable acts were made against innocent children and adults, most of whom were severely handicapped.


I grew up around there and always knew horrible things happened there. The residents didn't have a voice, the victims had no voice. The government has ensured no legal recourse. Fine. But don't we have a right to know the full story?

Compensation is besides the point, the legacy of these patients deserve the respect that their graves and tombstones did not receive.

Someone should take this project on:

http://www.straight.com/article/woodlands-justice-in-doubt

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/WFive/20070504/wfive_woodlands_070504/

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Oct 31, 2011
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Tragic Story
by: Desktop Documentaries

Many stories, many angles to this tragedy. I read somewhere that the victims still meet monthly which would be a great place to start to begin gathering stories and interviews.

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