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Let's Talk About It

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Catalogue Number:  ICE018
Producer:  Filmblanc Inc.
Subject:  Abuse, Canadian Social Issues, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Social Issues, Sociology, Violence, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2006
Running Time:  47:02
Closed Captions:  Yes


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According to Statistics Canada, more than half of Canadian women have been victims of at least one act of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16. This startling fact comes to life in Deepa Mehta’s candid film about the secret world of domestic violence. In this cleverly crafted film, we meet three immigrant women and their families. But what really sets this film apart is that Mehta equips the children with cameras. The children get to ask the difficult questions such as, “Has Daddy ever hurt you in the stomach when you were pregnant?” Whatever form violence takes, talking about it is critical. Fear, shame or embarrassment can keep victims and abusers isolated in the grip of violence. The significant reality of this film is that it not only gives a voice to the children but it shows how much can be gained by the entire family, even the abuser, once the walls of shame and silence have been broken. Award-winning director Mehta brings family violence to light with an emotionally jolting and inspirational film.

 

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Best Documentary of the Year - Canadian Broadcast Association

Gold Jury Award- Yorkton Film Festival



“Deepa Mehta produces a searing documentary ” - Gayle MacDonald - Globe & Mail

“Children are our greatest teachers and I hope this film helps to fuel meaningful action and commitment to stop the cycle of family abuse and give voice to every child and parent living in the unspoken despair of an abusive home.” Deepa Mehta


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