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Barri Cohen is an award-winning documentary writer, director, and producer whose career spans over 20 years of independent television series and documentary film-making across a range of genres. Cohen’s documentary UNLOVED: HURONIA’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN is part detective story, part family history and part social critique as she uncovers the truth about Alfie and Louis, her two half-brothers who lived and died at the Huronia Regional Centre, a now-closed institution for people labelled with intellectual disabilities.

UNLOVED sets out to uncover the mystery and story of her brothers whose lives were a microcosm of the immense tragedy of Canada’s disastrous treatment of intellectually disabled people. The film’s participants include former residents of Huronia as well as advocates and family members. Through their stories, we’ll get a rare and bracing glimpse at how they — and by extension, the brothers — lived and how and why Alfie and Louis died.

We hope you can attend!

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with thanks to

York University Small Research Grant

Critical Disability Studies

Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University

& special thanks to Dr. Madeline Burghardt


May 25 2023


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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