GBV Knowledge Centre – Into the Light: a National Film Board of Canada documentary on domestic violence

Platform: Zoom
Accessibility: the documentary is in French with English sub-titles. Simultaneous interpretation services will be provided during the question period. A crisis and support line will also be available during the viewing.

Into the Light (Sortir de l’ombre) features the stories of inspiring Quebec women, all of them of African origin, who regained control of their lives after experiencing domestic violence. An eye-opening journey to the heart of a quest for personal healing and universal humanity.  Into the Light is the third documentary by director Gentille M. Assih, originally from Togo.

The viewing will be followed by a discussion period with the director/filmmaker and the three main protagonists in the documentary: Aïssata CISSE, Christiane Zanou, and Pyalo (Chouchou).

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Dec 01 2021


Eastern Time (EST)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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