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The Train Station
2-minutes
In this beautifully animated documentary short, filmmaker Lyana Patrick narrates her family's powerful story of love and survival at Lejac Indian Residential School.
Screening day / time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore
  • Nov 14 (Sun): Block 2 – 11:00am

The Train Station

Filmmakers
Running Time
Short Film
2 minutes
Genres
Animated, Short

The Train Station

The Train Station begins with a photograph of director Lyana Patrick in 1975. It’s winter, and she’s sitting in a red sled, wearing a matching coat. Behind her is a small wooden building with the word “Lejac” painted in black. The photograph fades and we enter a richly illustrated and exquisitely animated world. Lyana begins to narrate, and we soon learn that the building behind her is a train station; the train station for Lejac Indian residential school. The story that unfolds is one of survival and love, centered on Lyana’s grandmother Noh Yaz and her daily 20 kilometer walk to and from Lejac residential school. VIFF premiere.

Film details
Year(s) screened
  • 2021
Subtitles
None
More information
Festival screenings
Screening Day / Time
  • Nov 18-21: Virtual Encore
  • Nov 14 (Sun): Block 2 – 11:00am
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