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A moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Métis adolescent who committed suicide in 1984. He had been taken from his home at the age of four because of family problems, and spent the rest of his seventeen short years moving in and out of twenty-eight foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta. A sensitive, articulate young man, Richard Cardinal left behind a diary upon which this film is based.

Director: Alanis Obomsawin
Writing: Alanis Obomsawin
Producer: Alanis Obomsawin
Producer: Marrin Canell
Producer: Robert Verrall
Photography: Roger Rochat
Sound: Raymond Marcoux
Editing: Rita Roy
Sound: Bernard Bordeleau
Sound: Jackie Newell
Voice and Narration: David Mitchell
Sound: Hans Peter Strobl
Music: Dario Domingues
Cast or Participant: Pauline Kerik
Cast or Participant: Leslie Miller
Cast or Participant: Betty Smith
Cast or Participant: Cory Swan

Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

1986, Obomsawin, Alanis

48 min 30 s

 

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