The Train Station

Short Forum | BC Spotlight | True North

In this beautifully animated documentary short, filmmaker Lyana Patrick narrates her family’s powerful story of love and survival at Lejac Indian Residential School.

Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 5

Director Icon Director
Lyana Patrick
Executive Producer Rudy Buttignol, Murray Battle
Producer Jessica Hallenbeck, Dave Rodden-Shortt
Screenwriter Lyana Patrick
Animation Dan Brittain
Music Dan Brittain
Art Director Dave Rodden-Shortt
Production Company Knowledge Network
Source Lantern Films
Canada 2020 3 min. English, Carrier with English subtitles Official Website


Please note that VIFF 2020 online films can be viewed in British Columbia only.

Patrick, Lyana headshot


Lyana Patrick is a member of the Stellat’en First Nation (Carrier Nation) on her father’s side and Acadian/Scottish on her mother’s side. She has worked in communications and education for 17 years, including as a journalist, communications officer and documentary filmmaker. She holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia and is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University.