To a Safer Place

Canada, 1988

Film
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Examines 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 Turrotte is now in her thirties and has succeeded in building a rich and full life. Shirley discusses with her family, and describes her experiences as a victim of incest, the effects the abuse had on her and her siblings and the struggle in adulthood to come to terms with her past.

Credits

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:58:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35648

Language

English

Subject categories

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Turrotte, Shirley

People → Turrotte, Shirley

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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