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Catalogue Number:  NFB523925
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Paul Lapointe, Joanne Carrière
Directors:  Anne Claire Poirier
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Abuse, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Social Issues, Violence, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1998
Running Time:  96m 30s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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It's the most terrible tragedy a mother can imagine. Director Anne Claire Poirier's daughter, Yanne, turned to drugs and prostitution. And then she was murdered at age 26. Following the tragedy, Poirier uses her immense talents as a filmmaker to find the strength and courage to transform her devastating personal pain into a cinematic tour-de-force. She unearths her daughter's past in an effort to understand her now that she is gone, and to understand what causes young people to risk their lives for the drugs they believe will set them free. In Tu as crié LET ME GO, Poirier enters the world of Montreal's street people--young drug addicts, prostitutes and people living with AIDS--to reflect upon the events leading to Yanne's tragic death. Searing, moving, Tu as crié LET ME GO is one mother's plea for society to understand the world of drugs and prostitution that draws in so many young people--and to accept some responsibility for the existence of that world.



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