Donna's Story

Donna's Story

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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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Credits
  • director
    Doug Cuthand
  • editor
    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
  • producer
    Jerry Krepakevich

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