As part of the The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to discover online the documentary film “Into the light” by Gentille M. Assih, available on the National Film Board of Canada website NFB
“Into the light” accompanies women who, after having been victims of domestic violence, have managed to get out of this daily hell through the strength of their words and exchanges with others and have thus been able to take control of their lives.
This poignant documentary by Canadian director Gentille M. Assih features the liberating life stories and powerful words of inspiring Canadian women of African origin who’ve regained control over their lives after suffering from domestic violence. The film transcends prejudice and breaks the silence, pulling back the curtain on a poorly understood, hidden world, while testifying to the tremendous power that comes from overcoming isolation and accepting one’s self. It’s a luminous dive into the quest for personal healing and universal humanity.
Into the light
by Gentille M. Assih
Canada / 2020 / 79 min / Documentary / NFB
In partnership with National Film Board of Canada
ONLINE LINK AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 10 ON NFB
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