Topahdewin: The Gladys Cook Story has won an international award in the 39th Annual Worldfest — Houston International Film Festival.
The documentary was produced by Anglican Video, the television production arm of the Anglican Church of Canada. The program documents the life of Gladys Cook, an Aboriginal Anglican who survived physical and sexual abuse as a young girl at the Anglican-run Elkhorn Residential School.
She went on to earn some of Canada’s highest honours for her healing work in Aboriginal communities and prisons. Ms Cook, now well into her 70s, is still an active volunteerand respected elder in her community.
The Anglican Video production won the Bronze Award in the documentary category at the 39th Annual Worldfest — Houston International Film Festival. It was one of 4,500 entries from 22 countries.
“A production like this is very much a team effort,” said the film’s director, Lisa Barry, Senior Producer of Anglican Video, and we share this honour with all of our team who worked so hard for so many years on this project. In particular, we honour Gladys for her courage and generosity in sharing her story and her beautiful spirit. She is an inspiration to all of us”.
Topahdewin: The Gladys Cook Story, is available through the Anglican Book Centre at 1-800-268-1168. There is an open invitation from Anglican Video to all dioceses to co-host a screening with Anglican Video. Please contact Ms Barry for more information. ([email protected])
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