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A Safe Distance

A Safe Distance

| 27 min

The short documentary looks at some innovative approaches to providing services and accommodation for battered women in rural, northern, and Native communities. Filmed in Thompson and Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, and West Bay Reserve, Ontario, the film introduces the women who operate and use various types of accommodation such as transition houses, transition apartments, and safe houses. The shelter on West Bay Reserve is singled out as a project that was built by women for women to stand as a reminder that the Reserve will not tolerate violence against women. A Safe Distance is part of the The Next Step, a 3-film series about the services needed by and available to battered women.

  • director
    Tina Horne
  • producer
    Gerry Rogers
    Tina Horne
  • executive producer
    Kathleen Shannon
  • cinematography
    Zoe Dirse
  • sound
    Norma Denys
  • editing
    Sidonie Kerr
  • sound editing
    Jackie Newell
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • narrator
    Holly Dressel
  • music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer



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