To a Safer Place

To a Safer Place

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This inspiring film is the story of how one woman has come to terms with her life as a survivor of incest. Sexually abused by her father from infancy to early adolescence, Shirley Turcotte is now in her thirties and has succeeded in building a rich and full life. In To a Safer Place, Shirley takes a further step to reconcile her past and present. The film accompanies her as she returns to the people and places of her childhood. Her mother, brothers and sister, all of whom were also caught up in the cycle of family violence, openly share their thoughts. Their frank disclosures will encourage survivors of incest to break through the silence and betrayal to recover and develop a sense of self-worth and dignity.

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Credits
  • director
    Beverly Shaffer
  • editor
    Sidonie Kerr
  • narration
    Shirley Turcotte
    Gloria Demers
  • cinematography
    Joan Hutton
  • location sound
    Lorna Rasmussen
  • research
    Maureen McEvoy
  • sound editor
    André Galbrand
    Danuta Klis
  • foley
    Vital Millette
  • original music
    Loreena McKennitt
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • producer
    Gerry Rogers
    Beverly Shaffer
  • executive producer
    Kathleen Shannon
    Barbara Janes
    Ginny Stikeman
    Rina Fraticelli

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