Director of HRC documentary to attend film’s screening

Barri Cohen to take aspect in Q&A next Oct. 15 screening of Unloved: Huronia’s Neglected Young children

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BARRIE Movie Festival
On Oct. 15, 2023 at the Galaxy Cinemas, the Barrie Film Pageant is honoured to welcome director and author Barri Cohen, alongside with brave survivors of the Huronia Regional Centre, who participated in the movie, to a put up-screening Q&A.

In investigating the fates of her two 50 %-brothers, filmmaker Barri Cohen uncovers the tragic historical past of neglect and abuse of institutionalized people at the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia. Unloved: Huronia’s Neglected Kids is a heartbreaking nonetheless redemptive do the job that moves outwards from a remarkably private and painful family key to an investigation of concealed, searing truths about an complete govt-enabled method of institutional cruelty and ugliness in opposition to susceptible small children. Nevertheless, humanity is hopefully restored by assembling group and survivor testimony, along with the filmmaker’s insistence that these ordeals be fully identified and memorialized.

The Huronia Regional Centre was situated in Orillia and was in procedure from 1876 until 2009.


Winner — Rogers Viewers Award for Very best Canadian Documentary, Incredibly hot Docs Canadian Worldwide Documentary Movie Pageant, 2022

Winner — Best Documentary Aspect, Bronx Social Justice Issues Movie Competition, 2022

Winner — Finest Picture Editing in a Documentary (Sarah Peddie), Administrators Guild of Canada Awards, 2022

Nominated — Ideal Direction of a Documentary, Administrators Guild of Canada Awards, 2022

Winner — Kat Award for Greatest Documentary, Jointly! Disability Film Competition, 2022

Nominated — Most effective First Songs, Documentary, Canadian Monitor Awards, 2023

Nominated — Most effective Route, Documentary Application, Canadian Display screen Awards, 2023

Nominated — Barbara Sears Award for Very best Editorial Analysis, Canadian Display screen Awards, 2023

Nominated — Barbara Sears Award for Finest Visual Investigation, Canadian Display Awards, 2023

Nominated — Documentary Script, Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards, 2023

Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Young children will be proven as component of the 26th Barrie Movie Pageant on Sunday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m. at Galaxy Cinemas, 72 Commerce Park Dr., Barrie. Tickets are $10.

The 26th Barrie Film Competition runs Oct. 13 to 22, 2023. For information and facts: