Niigaanibatowaad: Front Runner

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A memory play, narrated by the main character Thomas, an aboriginal residential school survivor who is now in his fifties. He has been invited by the organizers of the 1999 Pan Am Games to finish a run with the Games' torch that was abruptly ended 400 metres too early in 1967. The invitation revives memories and finally, after a painful confrontation, he realizes that finishing that run is the first step down a path of healing.

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