A Scream from silence = Mourir a tue-tete

Canada, 1979

Film
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This feature film documents the rape and eventual suicide of Suzanne, a nurse whose physical and emotional health deteriorates beyond repair as a result of the violence inflicted on her. Images of ritual and mass rape reinforce the horror of this act of domination. In this docudrama drawn from case histories, the filmmaker explores social attitudes that cause women to feel guilty for being raped. It touches upon the physical, emotional, spiritual and legal aspects of this crime. Cast includes Luce Guillbeault, Germaine Houde, Michele Mercure. (Awards: Chicago; Houston.)

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

Jacques Gagne

Anne-Claire Poirier

Duration

01:35:48:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015922

Languages

English

French

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - Chicago - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Victims

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Rape

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Sex crimes

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Victims

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Violent crimes

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Women - Crimes against

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Abused women

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social justice

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social psychology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Victims

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Rape - Investigation - Study and teaching

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Abused women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sex crimes

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Power (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Social psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Psychology

Foreign language films

History → Women's rights

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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