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Voici l’histoire profondément personnelle que relate en ses mots Namrata Gill, l’une des nombreuses inspiratrices issues de « la vraie vie » du film Heaven on Earth de Deepa Mehta. Après avoir courageusement mis fin à une relation de violence qui persistait depuis six ans, Namrata Gill entreprend une étonnante carrière.

  • None
    Shazia Javed
    Doug Cole
    Joe Owens
    Kelly Fox
  • direction
    Shazia Javed
  • producer
    Gil Cardinal
    Bonnie Thompson
  • editor
    Doug Forbes
  • editor in development
    Brenda Terning
  • additional photography
    Mark Power
  • location sound recorder
    Carey Opper
  • sound mixer
    Perry Blackman
  • colorist
    Joe Owens
  • researcher
    Shazia Javed
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • program administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen


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Ages 13 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
Health/Personal Development - Mental Health/Stress/Suicide
Health/Personal Development - Sexuality
Social Studies - Canada in the World Today

A painful situation finishes with a comic twist. What options did Namrata have in her situation? What ideas kept Namrata from leaving her husband? Activity: Research arguments in favour of arranged marriages in societies outside of Canada. Group work activity: Students design an information sheet giving new Canadian women the information they would like them to have about their rights and support resources. What is the legal basis for women’s rights in Canada?

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