Children of Alcohol

Children of Alcohol

| 18 min

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This short documentary focuses on the children of alcoholics. In the relaxed environment of a mountain campsite, a group of young people discuss their anger and frustration, and talk about their struggle to cope with the problems created by their parents' drinking. By sharing their experiences, they open a door for others like them. Aimed primarily at an audience of elementary school children and older, this film provides an excellent vehicle for generating discussion about alcohol abuse and the family.

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Children of Alcohol, Gil Cardinal, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Gil Cardinal
  • producer
    Anne Wheeler
  • executive producer
    Tom Radford
  • script
    Bev Ross
  • cinematography
    Doug Cole
  • sound
    Garrell Clark
  • editing
    Harvey Spak
    Anne Wheeler
    Gil Cardinal
  • sound editing
    Gerald K. Wilson
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • narrator
    Kris Purdy
  • music
    Lawrence Reese

  • Elaineee

    tTHANK YOU FOR SHARING. Prayers for theses Children

    Elaineee, 2 Jan 2012
  • yuallthetime

    The first girl who spoke was like 13 yrs old going on 40. These kids where angry but then when they opened up they could finally work through the guilt. I wonder how these kids turned out. How many learned not to drink and are some dry alcoholics? Are some living on the streets or living at all? Thank you for this film Gil. This is an important reminder of how alcoholism affects families. Even I hung my head when the boy talked about dad getting drunk always at Christmas because my father did too. Your brother painted pictures with paint and brushes and you Gil, paint with film. The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree. Great art!

    yuallthetime, 23 Jan 2010

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