Canada 2020 – Director: Renée Blanchar – Original language: English, French – Subtitles: English

An abuse scandal within the Catholic Church in Canada does not come to light until years later. Why did the community fail to protect its children and choose to stay silent rather than reveal the truth? Filmmaker Renée Blanchar, who grew up in the region herself, confronts the perpetrators.

We present the International Premiere of the film.

No youth rating


Camera: Philippe Lavalette. Sound: Simon Doucet. Editing: Elric Robichon. Production: Ça tourne productions, National Film Board of Canada. Producer: Maryse Chapdelaine, Christine Aubé. Length: 106 min. International Sales: National Film Board of Canada.


Renée Blanchar

Blanchar has a Bachelor's degree in Communication from the University of Ottawa and went on to study directing at La Fémis in Paris. In 1989 she was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.


SHADOW MEN, CA 2017, 91 min.
1604, CA 2003

DOK.guest Canada

The Canada Focus is part of Canada's cultural programme as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020/21 and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada and the Government of Canada. In addition to the film series, the Canada Focus includes a delegation of Canadian filmmakers at the Marketplace.



#Monstrously human: abysses and catastrophes #North America

DOK.guest Canada 2021

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