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Woman looks out over water, from Spirit to Soar

Once again, Docs For Schools is pleased to partner with Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Secret Path Week.

In a year when further horrors of residential schools have come to light, we are proud to be part of this national initiative that engages, empowers and connects students and educators to further reconciliation through awareness, education and action.

All films include grade level recommendations below.
It is important for teachers to preview any film prior to showing to students. You know your students best so please consider the sensitivity of the content.

  • Available October 12 to 29, 2021
  • Book the film(s) for the weeks that coincides with your teaching
  • Each booking is two weeks long
  • Film(s) will be sent one week before selected week for preview and lesson prep
  • Film(s) will be sent with a link and controlled password
  • Education package will be sent with each film
  • Multiple weeks may be booked


Questions? CONTACT Elspeth Arbow

The Films

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

  • D: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana
  • Canada
  • 2017
  • 103 min
For HIGH SCHOOL Grades, includes coarse language
Spirit to Soar

Spirit to Soar

  • D: Tanya Talaga, Michelle Derosier
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 46 min
For HIGH SCHOOL grades, contains sensitive content
Turning Tables

Turning Tables

  • D: Chrisann Hessing
  • Canada
  • 2017
  • 16 min
For GRADES 7-12, may be suitable for 5/6 with teacher preview

Opportunity for Teachers Only

The Australia Dream is a documentary that we initially wanted to show as part of our film offerings for Secret Path Week. Due to sensitive content and offensive language, along with Downie & Wenjack Fund, we have decided to offer this film to teachers only. As this is not for students, any grade teacher may book.

The film will be available for a 48 hour window beginning Sunday, October 17 at 12:01 a.m ET and ending on Monday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The film will come with a brief survey as we would like to know your thoughts.

To book, please contact Lesley Sparks as [email protected].

The Australian Dream

  • D: Daniel Gordon
  • Australia, UK
  • 2019
  • 106
Contains sensitive content & offensive language

For supplementary content, check out the Docs For Schools TODAY Indigenous page for free, online web docs we have curated.