Conspiracy of silence

Canada, 1981

Film
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A dramatic film about generational differences that almost split a family apart. Anna, fifteen, dates Bill. Her parents don’t trust her. Jack, her brother, committed suicide a year ago. Her parents disguised it as a car accident. Tension builds between Anna and her parents until she attempts suicide. The magnitude of their problems prompts a family reconciliation. Dramatic, realistic, fast-moving, this film sounds an alarm on the subject of teenage suicide. Cast includes Murray Berg, Warren W. Sulatychy, Judy Wood, Robert Galbraith, Tommy Banks, Jana Lapel Millman.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Vladimir Valenta

director
Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015602

Language

English

Subject categories

Drama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Conflict of generations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Family relationships

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Conflict of generations

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Conflict of generations

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Peer pressure

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Suicide

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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