<p><em><img style=”float: left; border: 1px solid black; margin: 5px;” src=”http://www.metrocinema.org/media/large/2008/09/unrepentant.jpg” alt=”” width=”190″ height=”250″ />Unrepentant</em> documents Canada’s <em>dirty secret</em> – the planned genocide of aboriginal people in church-run Indian Residential Schools – and a clergyman’s efforts to document and make public these crimes.</p>
<p>First-hand testimonies from residential school survivors are interwoven with Kevin Annett’s own story of how he faced firing, <em>de-frocking</em>, and the loss of his family, reputation and livelihood as a result of his efforts to help survivors and bring out the truth of the residential schools.</p>
<p>This saga continues, as Annett continues a David and Goliath struggle to hold the government and churches of Canada accountable for crimes against humanity, and the continued theft of aboriginal land.</p>
<p><em>Unrepentant</em> took nineteen months to film, primarily in British Columbia and Alberta, and is based on Kevin Annett’s book Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust. The entire film was a self-funded, grassroots effort, which is reflected in its earthy and human quality.</p>