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To a Safer Place

Synopsis
An account 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. With the help of a psychiatrist and the support of other survivors, she has retrieved and worked through many memories of her past.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 58 min.
Year of production
1987
Availability
Hire
Sale
Notes
Broadcast on C4? on 28/8/89.
Uses
Professionals working with survivors of incest, psychiatrists, social workers, self-help groups.*
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
child abuse; incest

Credits

Director
Beverly Shaffer
Producer
Beverly Shaffer; Gerry Rogers

Production Company

Name

National Film Board of Canada

Email
customerservice@nfb.ca
Web
http://www.nfb.ca External site opens in new window
Phone
(514) 283 9000
Fax
(514) 283-7564
Address
Sales and Customer Service (D-10)
PO Box 6100
Station Centre-Ville
Montreal
QC H3C 3HS
Canada

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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