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Richard Cardinal : cry from a diary of a Métis child

Author: Alanis Obomsawin; Robert Alan Verrall; Marrin Canell; National Film Board of Canada.
Publisher: [Montreal?] : National Film Board of Canada, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cardinal killed himself at the age of 17 after spending 13 years being shifted through a series of 28 different foster homes and shelters, often separated from his brothers and sisters. His death and the diary he left behind captured media attention and prompted reform of Alberta's child welfare system.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Named Person: Richard Cardinal; Richard Cardinal
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alanis Obomsawin; Robert Alan Verrall; Marrin Canell; National Film Board of Canada.
OCLC Number: 23751084
Credits: Producers, Alanis Obomsawin, Marrin Canell, Robert Verrall ; writer/director, Alanis Obomsawin ; editor, Rita Roy ; camera, Roger Rochat ; music, Dario Dominques.
Cast: Cory Swan, Pauline Kerik, Betty Smith, Leslie Miller.
Performer(s): Diary read by David Mitchell.
Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Cry from a diary of a Métis child
Responsibility: A National Film Board production.

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Cardinal killed himself at the age of 17 after spending 13 years being shifted through a series of 28 different foster homes and shelters, often separated from his brothers and sisters. His death and the diary he left behind captured media attention and prompted reform of Alberta's child welfare system.

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