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A Scream from Silence ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521426
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Anne Claire Poirier, Jacques Gagné
Directors:  Anne Claire Poirier
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Abuse, Criminal Justice & Law, Fiction, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Violence, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1979
Running Time:  95m 55s


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This feature film documents the rape and eventual suicide of Suzanne, a nurse whose physical and emotional health deteriorates beyond repair as a result of the violence inflicted on her. Images of ritual and mass rape reinforce the horror of this act of domination. In this docudrama drawn from case histories, the filmmaker explores social attitudes that cause women to feel guilty for being raped. It touches upon the physical, emotional, spiritual and legal aspects of this crime.

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