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Shattered Dreams ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524620
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Dale Phillips, Graydon McCrea
Directors:  Wendy Hill-Tout
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Learning Disabilities, People With Disabilities, Psychology
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1989
Running Time:  27m 49s


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Shattered Dreams is a powerful and emotional exploration of the experiences of a family forced to deal with the tragedy of schizophrenia in a loved one; not once, but twice. The Martini family of Calgary lived through the turmoil of losing their youngest son Ben to schizophrenia and eventually suicide, only to discover six years later that a second son, Liv, has developed the disease. Clem Martini, a third brother, narrates the film, sharing with us his family's journey through a world of confusion, guilt, loss and ultimately, hope. (Broadcast on CBC's Man Alive series.)

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