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Alanna

2009 25 min
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Taken in by a loving family at the age of eight weeks, Alanna grew up in the majestic wilderness of the Yukon mountains. Because her mother drank heavily during pregnancy, Alanna’s development was seriously compromised. She has fetal alcohol syndrome. She will never be like other kids. Tackling the subject with sensitivity, Julie Plourde’s documentary speaks to the heart. Alanna is a wake-up call about a tragedy that’s largely underestimated by the public but of growing concern to health professionals around the world. In French with English subtitles. This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the …

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Alanna

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Taken in by a loving family at the age of eight weeks, Alanna grew up in the majestic wilderness of the Yukon mountains. Because her mother drank heavily during pregnancy, Alanna’s development was seriously compromised. She has fetal alcohol syndrome. She will never be like other kids.

Tackling the subject with sensitivity, Julie Plourde’s documentary speaks to the heart. Alanna is a wake-up call about a tragedy that’s largely underestimated by the public but of growing concern to health professionals around the world. In French with English subtitles.

This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.
  • participation
    Alanna
    Lilliam Sequeira Duran
    Richard Johnson
    Andrée Johnson Sequeira
    Barbara Grüeger
    Rick Sam
    Carrie Gabrielson
  • director
    Julie Plourde
  • writer
    Julie Plourde
  • researcher
    Julie Plourde
  • script consultant
    Georgette Duchaine
  • production manager
    Doris Lapierre
  • director of photography
    Kirk Tougas
  • camera assistant
    Tomoe Yoshihara
  • sound
    Jeff Carter
  • still photographer
    Marten Berkman
  • editing
    Petra Valier
  • editing assistant
    Christopher Logan
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • original music
    Philippe Lapointe
  • musician
    Philippe Lapointe
    Charles Cozens
    Les Allt
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • re-recording
    Luc Léger
  • subtitles
    Robert Gray
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • marketing manager
    Julie Arseneault
  • marketing assistant
    Karine Sévigny
  • administrator
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
  • administrative assistant
    Vanessa Emam
    Sophie Perceval
  • technical coordinator
    Micheline Faubert
    Annie Lessard
    Samuel Lambert
  • producer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon
  • partnerships
    Liliane Tremblay

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