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The Way It Is

The Way It Is

| 24 min

This sensitive drama examines the effects of divorce on a family, particularly on a twelve-year-old girl. Although Helen Murray's parents were divorced two years ago, Helen still hopes for a reconciliation. When a visit from her father is cancelled, an emotionally charged confrontation with her mother takes place. Helen admits her anguish over the divorce and realizes that she must learn to accept the situation. An excellent film for both children and adults on the themes of family communications and coping positively with family break-up, The Way It Is can be used for discussion in family-life courses and single-parent groups, and for individual and couples counselling.

  • director
    Beverly Shaffer
  • producer
    Diane Beaudry
  • executive producer
    Kathleen Shannon
    Robert Verrall
  • screenplay
    Brenda Rabkin
  • cinematography
    Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
  • sound
    Serge Beauchemin
  • editing
    Donna Read
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Larry Crosley
  • cast
    Stephanie Daniel
    Anick Farris
    Kevin Riley
    Ronna Sinclair
    Shauna Wilkie


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