Donna's Story

An intimate portrait of a fiercely determined survivor, Donna's Story profiles a Cree woman who left behind a bleak existence on the streets. She has re-emerged as a powerful voice counselling Aboriginal adults and youth about abuse and addiction.

Donna Gamble was raised in foster homes, addicted to drugs and caught up in prostitution by the age of 13. The camera unravels her exhilarating and tumultuous journey: her motivation to turn her life around, her work to keep others off the streets and the renewal of personal relationships with her family and children. With courage and candour, Donna also reveals an ongoing struggle with addiction, exposing the rage and pain of abuse that can haunt even the strongest person.

Doug Cuthand's absorbing documentary also introduces Donna's mother and daughters. With extraordinary purpose, these women hope to shatter the cycle of addiction and abuse that has affected generations of their family.

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Doug Cuthand
Harley Michailuck
director of photography
George Hupka
location sound
Thomas Hale
Lanny Westgard
music composer
Ross Nykiforuk
sound editor
Downy Karvonen
sound mix
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
executive producer
Graydon McCrea
Jerry Krepakevich


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