Film Screening Event: Bones of Crows
Date and time
Shaunavon Plaza Theatre
376 Centre Street
Offered in English.
“Bones of Crows” is a powerful Canadian film directed by Marie Clements, released in 2022. Unfolding over 100 years, “Bones of Crows” is a feature film told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears as she survives a childhood in Canada’s residential school system to continue her family’s generational fight for justice and survival in the face of systemic starvation, racism, and sexual abuse.
The screening of "Bones of Crows" is presented on September 30 in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The screening is free and open to the public, allowing all viewers to engage with this important story and reflect on the history of Canada's Indigenous peoples and the importance of truth and reconciliation.
Prior to the screening, the public is invited to the front lawn of the Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre at 1:30 p.m. to participate in a smudging prayer led by Indigenous knowledge-keeper Michael McIsaac. The film screening will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre (show runs approximately 2 hours - rated 14A). Following the screening, the public is welcome to return to the Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre to participate in a talking circle and light meal.
This special film screening event is presented in partnership with the Shaunavon Plaza Theatre.
Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre
The Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre (GCHCC) houses a museum, art gallery and the Shaunavon Branch of the Chinook Regional Library.
Our museum collection is multi-disciplinary, including artifacts relating to the human history of Shaunavon, fine arts, and natural history specimens of the area.
Our art gallery hosts a minimum of six visual & media arts exhibitions per year featuring local artists and exhibitions available through the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils Arts on the Move touring program.
A variety of programs and tours are offered in association with our art gallery and museum collection, making us more than a collection of objects. Educational programs are offered on a regular basis throughout the year to school students and can also be provided to other groups upon request. Our public programming provides opportunities for our community to learn & enjoy the arts, as well as the natural history and the human history of our area. The GCHCC is also a popular locale for many community gatherings and events.
This event is part of a hub:
Shaunavon Culture Days is an exciting 3-week celebration of arts and culture in our community - starting on Friday, September 22 and running through until Sunday, October 15, 2023. Community Hub Partners the Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultura...