FOR LOVE is a film of resilience and resurgence. Colonization has led to many adverse impacts on the Indigenous population of Canada - most significantly on familial and societal structures. Due to colonial regimes, Indigenous children are vastly overrepresented in the child welfare system. In 2018, the Minister of Indigenous Affairs deemed the issue “a humanitarian crisis.”

Travelling across the country, Indigenous people tell their heartbreaking stories to reveal the atrocities inflicted by the Canadian child welfare system. The film shines a light on what is happening right now. It details the horrors of the past and reveals how Indigenous communities are taking back jurisdictional control of their children in order to ensure that their unique and diverse cultures are preserved for generations to come.

Awakening a revived respect for the matriarchal system, we learn about the need to preserve traditional practices, land-based activities and grass roots initiatives in order to keep having a positive impact on children and families - not only reducing the number of apprehensions, but also renewing Indigenous pride.

Producer / Writer

Mary Teegee

Executive Producer

Warner Adam

Executive Producer

Cindy Blackstock


Matt Smiley


Shania Twain

Executive Producer

Lindsey Eberts


Christine Meyer


Mathieu Carratier

Supervising Sound Editor

Karen Baker Landers

Supervising Senior Colorist

Maxine Gervais

Presented By

Carrier Sekani Family Services

Walk Tall Productions, Inc.

Santa Monica Premiere Date 

Saturday January 15

Special Guests Scheduled To Appear

Matt Smiley

Screening Time

@ 1:00P


Laemmle Monica Film Center

1332 2nd Street

Santa Monica, CA


$10 General Admission

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