Bimibatoo-win: Where I Ran

Film premiere and Q&A

September 26, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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In the foreground, the silhouette of a person who appears to be running toward the viewer, in front of a car with its headlights on. In the background, a faint blue sky with the silhouette of a tree and long, thin clouds streaking across the horizon. Partially obscured.

Photo: Courtesy of Kejic Productions

Event details

Manittioba Teachers’ Society Classrooms CMHR, Level 1

Join us on Monday, September 26 for the premiere of Bimibatoo‐win: Where I Ran.

The 22‐minute film shares the story of Charlie Bittern, a residential Survivor from Berens River First Nation. In the film, he remembers the harsh 80‐kilometre journey he was forced to run when he was 19 during a brutal Manitoba blizzard in 1967. More than 55 years later, he embarks on the same journey alongside his family to heal and spread awareness for all residential school Survivors and the children who didn’t make it home.

This special film screening will be accompanied by musical performances and a Q&A with Bittern and the film’s director Erica Daniels.

This film premiere will begin at 6:00 p.m. and take place in the Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms. Seating is limited and available on a first‐come, first‐served basis.

About Erica Daniels

Erica Daniels is Cree/Ojibway from Peguis First Nation. She is a proud mother, an award‐winning documentary filmmaker and an entrepreneur. She is also passionate about working with Indigenous youth in her community and connecting them to their culture and identity. The beauty of her culture inspires her work and motivates her to continue sharing the knowledge of her Elders with future generations.

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.