Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Residential Schools

Visitor viewing the Residential Schools exhibit.

Over the last century, more than 150,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit children were taken from their homes by the Canadian government and placed in boarding schools. Through a powerful film and immersive physical design, this niche focuses visitors’ attention on the impact and enduring legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada.

Upswell’s projection mapping software tools enabled the niche’s films to be precisely projected onto the small surface area of antique elementary school desks. Two side-by-side projections of the same film had to be played in perfect synchronization and display closed captions.

A poignant examination of the tragedy of Indian Residential Schools.

Film projection juxtaposed with poignant exhibit content.


  • Canadian Journeys Gallery


  • Winnipeg, Canada


  • 2014


  • Northshore Productions
    • Film Production