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Why? Sexual Violence and Teens

Pourquoi ? La violence sexuelle chez les jeunes
Danielle Sturk
2022 | 39 min 22 s
Short Documentary
French and English with English subtitles


Short Synopses

Promo Clip


Excerpts

Excerpt #1


Excerpt #2


Excerpt #3


Excerpt #4




Some Statistics

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Yako
Photo: Yako

Yako
Photo: Yako

Yako
Photo: Yako

Team


Danielle Sturk
Director


Photo
Photo : La Liberté – Marta Guerrerro




Denis McCready
Producer and Executive Producer


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Photo : NFB



Credits

To talk to someone, obtain support or find out what resources are available to you, call one of our Sexual Violence Helpline counsellors at 1 888 933-9007(24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Researched, Written and Directed by
Danielle Sturk

Produced by
Denis McCready

With the participation of
Lisbeth Hildebrand
Maxime Kornechuk
Samuel Kornechuk
Joseph Owikoti
Amélie Pelletier-Lavack
Ena Sechin
Félixe Sturk Lussier

Some participants wish to remain anonymous.

Edited by
Chad Tremblay

Animated Photography (women)
Jean-Christophe Yacono (yako)

Videography
Tyler Funk

Photographic Portraits (men)
Dominique Rey

Sound Recording
Kirby Hammond

Foley
Stéphane Cadotte

Sound Design and sound Editing
Félixe Sturk Lussier

Original Music
Félixe Sturk Lussier

Sound Design Supervisor
Daniel Toussaint

Original Soundtrack
© 2022 National Film Board of Canada

Grade 9: The year in which the highest number of students experience sexual assault for the first time at school.
– McGuire, J. (2019, October 24).
Why CBC started looking into violence in schools. CBC.
Schools are not required to report these incidents.
– Common, D., Singh, A. & Taylor, C. (2019, October 25). More than 1 in 7 girls say they were sexually assaulted by another student — but schools lack policies to help. CBC.

Production Manager
Katy Slimmon

Camera Assistant
Ian Deraspe

Research
Laurence Ammann-Lanthier

Transcription
Emilia Fournier

Psychological Support
Pluri-elles (Manitoba)
Danica Audette
Mikayla Ricthot

51% of victims of sexual assault are rendered incapable of performing their primary activity.

21% of victims of unwanted sexual contact are rendered incapable of performing “their primary activity for the rest of the day.”

63% of sexual assault victims change their habits or activities, or avoid certain places.

Brennan, S. & Taylor-Butts, A. (2008). Sexual assault in Canada 2004 and 2007.
Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics Profile Series Statistics Canada.

Consultants in Development
David Alper
Erin Bockstael
Érik Cimon
Danielle de Moissac
Maxime Forest
Maureen Kilgour
Stéphanie Léonard
Geneviève Levasseur
Rhéa Rocque
Daniel Roy
Karoline Truchon
Jean-Christophe Yacono
Marya Zarif

Acknowledgements
Derrek Bentley, Le conseil jeunesse provincial
Mona Dupuis, Pluri-elles (Manitoba)
Roxane Dupuis
Université de Saint-Boniface
Sturk Lussier Family

Lise Denis, Institut collégial Vincent Massey Collegiate
Jérémie Beaulieu, teacher, and his grade 10 and 12 students (2022) from Collège Louis-Riel

1 in 5 men and women who were sexually assaulted say that they had been made to feel they were responsible for their victimization.

Victims feel blamed for their own victimization most frequently by the abuser or by friends and family.

– Cotter, A. & Savage, L. (2019). Gender-based violence and unwanted sexual behaviour in Canada, 2018: Initial findings from the Survey of Safety in Public and Private Spaces Statistics Canada.

NFB POSTPRODUCTION

Foley Recording
MELS Studios

Online Editing and Colorization
Serge Verreault

Computer Graphics and Titles
Mélanie Bouchard

Mix
Isabelle Lussier

Subtitling and Translation
MELS Studios

STUDIO TEAM

Marketing Manager
Karine Sévigny

Production Coordinators
Sara Sajedi
Yousra-Islam Benziane
Isabelle Gatti

Administrators
Sia Koukoulas
Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo

Technical Coordinator
Jean-François Laprise

Technical Support
Patrick Trahan
Marie-Josée Gourde
Pierre Dupont

Legal Counsel
Julie Patry

Line Producers
Geneviève Duguay
Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo

Executive Producer
Denis McCready

A production of
the National Film Board of Canada
Canadian Francophonie Studio

Why?

www.nfb.ca

© 2022 National Film Board of Canada



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