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Shania Twain Narrates Documentary on Indigenous Children in Canadian Foster Care

Watch the trailer for the Matt Smiley-directed film 'For Love'

By Megan LaPierre | Exclaim! | September 17, 2021

The latest project from the Timmins, ON-born first lady of Canada and musical icon Shania Twain sees her lending her vocal talents to the narration of For Love — a documentary about the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the Canadian foster care system.

Directed by Matt Smiley and co-produced by Mary Teegee of Carrier Sekani Family Services (whose prior 2015 collaboration Highway of Tears brought the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls into public dialogue), the film was made in collaboration with numerous First Nations, Métis and Inuit partners. Activist Cindy Blackstock served as executive producer and former prime minister and Indigenous rights advocate Paul Martin also participated in the making of For Love.

Twain has been a longtime advocate for children's rights through her Shania Kids Can Foundation, which supports impoverished school-age children. With the discovery of 215 children's remains discovered on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, BC, by the Tk'emlúps te Secwepemc First Nation back in May, Canada's forced assimilation policies have been thrust into the international spotlight. The number of children's remains discovered in unmarked graves has since risen well above an estimated 1,000 [via APTN].

Watch the trailer for For Love below ahead of its September 30 debut at the Vancouver Convention Centre, with a private ceremony and screening in honour of Truth and Reconciliation Day.

https://exclaim.ca/music/article/shania_twain_narrates_documentary_on_indigenous_children_in_canadian_foster_care

***Shania isn't even narrating in the trailer. I wonder if the documentary will air on TV or the internet after it debuts at the Vancouver Convention Centre.



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Shania Twain Lends Her Powerful Voice to Narrate Documentary ‘For Love’: Details

By Diana Cooper | Us Weekly | September 28, 2021

Making a difference! Shania Twain is back in film, lending her voice to the upcoming documentary, For Love. The five-time Grammy winner narrates the doc, which brings attention to the injustices of the Canadian child welfare system.

A year in the making, filming for For Love began before the pandemic and then continued on and off for several months across Canada. The production company, Carrier Sekani Family Services & Walk Tall Productions, and the crew of producers and directors visited various communities to document Indigenous communities sharing their “heartbreaking stories” of the “humanitarian crisis,” as referred to by the Minister of Indigenous Affairs.

“We really wanted to showcase not just the traumatic history of Canada with regards to a number of issues, but really also like the title, For Love, it’s really for love of the children and to really showcase the beautiful resilience of the culture and the beauty of the culture itself too,” director Matt Smiley tells Us Weekly.

Produced by both Smiley and Mary Teegee — both of whom worked on Highway of Tears together — and executive produced by Warner Adam and Lindsay EbertsFor Love was filmed before Shania Twain hopped on board.

“Once we had a good cut of film and shared it with her, she was very, very deeply touched. [It was] really in alignment with everything that she’s been doing and it just seemed like a really perfect fit and she jumped in,” Smiley says. “It’s really admirable to see her use her voice, which she’s also been pretty public about refinding that voice as well, and I think leading up to her now doing her shows in Vegas, but also using her actual voice to really catapult this on an international level.”

The “That Don’t Impress Me Much” singer, 56, was “on the top of the list from the very beginning” to be chosen as the narrator — not only because of her powerful voice, but also her former involvement in working with the most vulnerable children throughout the United States. In 2010, she launched the Shania Kids Can Foundation to help young children in schools deal with poverty and challenges in their personal lives. 

“Before her career really catapulted to superstardom, she’s always put children first,” Smiley tells Us. “Even with her own siblings in terms of being their guardian and taking care of them. She’s always displayed that even throughout her process that she’s gone through. She really understands a lot of the issues almost firsthand as far as what Indigenous communities go through and especially with where she grew up [in the small town of Timmins, Ontario].”

He continues, “And so it was also very important for Mary and myself to have a female voice and somebody who really is not just a narrator, but somebody who’s really going to go to bat and has gone to bat for kids. She’s really displaying that with action because every day she’s devoting her time and energy to really improving kids’ education and basic human needs for children, which is an admirable trait. So it goes far beyond the traditional narrator route.”

For Love will have its world premiere on September 30, a day marking Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, at a private screening at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Additional screenings in Los Angeles, Ottawa and Montreal will be announced in the future.

“It was something that was important to us with this film, in particular — to not have it just be, you know, one news cycle and people forget it. There is a big thing leading up to September 30, as far as truth and reconciliation, to make sure that that dialogue continues and that people really see that beauty and the importance of making sure that children have all the resources that they need for a positive future,” Smiley adds.

For more information on the film and to watch the trailer, visit forlovefilm.com.

https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/shania-twain-narrates-documentary-for-love-details/



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"For Love" I'm so honoured to lend my voice to @forlovefilm, a beautiful documentary that celebrates Indigenous strength and resilience. My own life journey has led me to tell this story. I hope it touches your hearts and we can all work together to ensure all children are well taken care of. Today and every day we honour the survivors of the residential school system #EveryChildMatters @shaniakids

Trailer - https://www.instagram.com/p/CUdGdRHAFA5/

1:53 PM ET - 30 Sep 21

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A special screening of 'For Love' will be held in Thunder Bay on November 10th, with all funds raised supporting @shaniakidscan x Shkoday's new Biwaase'aa program at St Vincent Elementary School. Info and tickets here: https://uwaytbay.ca/event/forlove-filmscreening/

4:30 PM ET - 26 Oct 21

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A special free screening of @ForLoveFilm, a beautiful documentary celebrating Indigenous strength and resilience, will be held at @MammothFF on 2/5. Seating is limited, so make sure to arrive early if you're checking it out. #EveryChildMatters #MammothFF

12:00 PM ET - 4 Feb 22

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Online Virtual Screening of For Love - the documentary that Shania contributed her heavenly voice to is happening on VDay, Feb 14th.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to SKC so please support the screening of this very important film. Online Streaming Tickets $15+

To purchase: https://bit.ly/3GpSWoz

#forlove #skc #filmscreening #love #valentinesday #inspo #shaniatwain

3:02 PM ET - 4 Feb 22

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forlove-bts1

Behind the scenes filming the important social awareness film For Love that Shania voiced the narrative.

‘For Love’ exposes the link between residential schools and the 29,000 Indigenous children and youth in Canada’s child welfare system.⁠

YOU get to watch this film online on Valentine's Day!!! for only $15. Proceeds from ticket sales are donated to SKC to help the kids.⁠

To purchase tickets: https://bit.ly/3GpSWoz

#skc #love #forlove #shaniatwain #filmscreening #screening #payitforward

10:01 AM ET - 6 Feb 22

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Matt Smiley @mattsmiley (Director/Producer)

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WOW!!! Thank you @MammothFF for the BEST DOCUMENTARY win @ForLoveFilm last night! So honored to screen the film and deeply touched by the emotional response. @ShaniaTwain @MaryTeegee @cblackst #EveryChildMatters #mammothfilmfestival

5:35 PM ET - 7 Feb 22

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Courtney3302 wrote:

hey Tommy I found this article:

https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/local-news/for-love-documentary-premiers-to-sold-out-crowd-in-prince-george-5067381

theres a link for a screening of the doc.

https://watch.eventive.org/forlove/play/61fb0cd2d1812300dacf5614




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Shania Kids Can @shaniakidscan

Remember this epic Award Winning documentary that Shania narrated?

SURPRISE! It's now streaming on @netflixCA (Canada only for now).

This film will not disappoint!

xoxo Shania

#forlove #mattsmiley #documentary #love #diversityandinclusion #residentialschools

https://twitter.com/shaniakidscan/status/1572541665235144706

7:02 AM ET - 21 Sep 22

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