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Into the Light

Into the Light

| 1 h 19 min

Into the Light features the liberating life stories and powerful words of inspiring Quebec women of African origin who’ve regained control over their lives after suffering from domestic violence. The film transcends prejudice and breaks the silence, pulling back the curtain on a poorly understood, hidden world, while testifying to the tremendous power that comes from overcoming isolation and accepting one’s self. It’s a luminous dive into the quest for personal healing and universal humanity. This is Togo-born director Gentille M. Assih’s third documentary.

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  • participation
    Christiane Eméssé Kafui Zanou
    Aïssata Cissé
    Chouchou Pyalo Assih
  • producer
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • research
    Gentille M. Assih
  • writer
    Gentille M. Assih
  • direction
    Gentille M. Assih
  • director of photography
    Steve Patry
  • editing
    Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
  • sound recording
    Lynne Trépanier
  • sound design
    Marie-Pierre Grenier
  • production manager
    Andrée-Anne Frenette
  • additional sound recording
    Pierre Beaulieu
    Julien Fréchette
    Simon Plouffe
  • Ronin operator
    Amine Sahed
  • production assistant
    Tchassim Toussin
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • translation
    Difuze inc.
  • subtitling
    Difuze inc.
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • colourization
    Yannick Carrier
  • dialogue editing
    Ariel Harrod
  • foley
    Nicolas Gagnon
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • original music
    François Cloutier
  • music copyright clearance
    Sylvia Mezei
  • legal advisor
    Christian Pitchen
  • press relations
    Marie-Claude Lamoureux
  • marketing manager
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
  • marketing coordinator
    Jolène Lessard
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • studio coordinator
    Pascale Savoie-Brideau
    Gabrielle Dupont
  • production coordinator
    Pascale Savoie-Brideau
    Chinda Phommarinh
    Coralie Dumoulin
    Joëlle Lapointe
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
  • line producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède
    Nathalie Cloutier



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Ages 14 to 18

Mini-Lesson - Into the Light

Health/Personal Development - Body Image
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Health/Personal Development - Sexuality

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