Hollow Water

This documentary profiles the tiny Ojibway community of Hollow Water on the shores of Lake Winnipeg as they deal with an epidemic of sexual abuse in their midst. The offenders have left a legacy of denial and pain, addiction and suicide. The Manitoba justice system was unsuccessful in ending the cycle of abuse, so the community of Hollow Water took matters into their own hands. The offenders were brought home to face justice in a community healing and sentencing circle. Based on traditional practices, this unique model of justice reunites families and heals both victims and offenders. The film is a powerful tribute to one community's ability to heal and create change.

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Film Credits

participant
Berma Bushie
Joyce Bushie
Valdie Seymour
Lloyd Bushie
Janet Cook
Marcel Hardisty
Pauline Pelly
Kathy Lewis
Fred McElrea
Keith Boulette
Sharon Kline
Russell Smith
director
Bonnie Dickie
producer
Joe MacDonald
narrator
Joy Keeper
cinematographer
Ian Elkin
Charles Konowal
Charles Lavack
Paul M. Rickard
sound recordist
Norman Dugas
Brock Capell
Terry Woolf
research
Bonnie Dickie
Tina Mason
editor
David McGunigal
sound editor
Saul Henteleff
foley
Saul Henteleff
re-recording engineer
Bruce Little
consultant
Norma Bailey
re-recording
Mid-Canada Production Services Inc.

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