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Hollow Water

2000 48 min
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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 …

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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.
  • 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
  • assistant director
    Tina Mason
  • producer
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
  • narration - writer
    Bonnie Dickie
    Tina Mason
  • narrator
    Joy Keeper
  • music - performance
    Onjida
    Jody T. Gaskin
  • cinematographer
    Ian Elkin
    Charles Konowal
    Charles Lavack
    Paul M. Rickard
  • sound recordist
    Norman Dugas
    Brock Capell
    Terry Woolf
  • camera assistant
    Bryan Sanders
  • gaffer
    Robert Burdey
  • Hi-8 footage
    Bonnie Dickie
    Tina Mason
  • research
    Bonnie Dickie
    Tina Mason
  • editor
    David McGunigal
  • segment editor
    Neila Benson
    Kyle Dear
  • sound editor
    Saul Henteleff
  • foley
    Saul Henteleff
  • re-recording engineer
    Bruce Little
  • online editor
    Tony Wytinck
  • consultant
    Norma Bailey
  • Black Island Production coordinator
    Kathleen Driscoll
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • production clerk
    Rolande Petit
  • production supervisor
    Scott Collins
  • production assistant
    Melanie Coad
    Monique Perron
  • video post-production
    Mid-Canada Production Services Inc.
  • re-recording
    Mid-Canada Production Services Inc.

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