Sylvie's Story

This short film recreates the experience of Sylvie, a battered woman who seeks shelter in a Montréal transition house. Faced with the threat of violence, loneliness, the lack of financial resources or information about services, the victim is often understandably reluctant to seek help. Emphasizing the importance for women of speaking out, the film also points out the role of the transition house in putting victims of abuse in touch with appropriate legal and social services. Sylvie’s Story is part of The Next Step, a 3-film series about the services needed by and available to battered women.

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Film Credits

director
Tina Horne
producer
Gerry Rogers
Tina Horne
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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