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Swift Current (Rendezvous with Madness Film Tour)

This screening took place on
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Rendezvous with Madness Film Tour: Swift Current

When he was on his game as a professional hockey player, Sheldon Kennedy was in complete control: assured, aggressive, strategic and always in motion. Off the ice, however, Kennedy was living a secret nightmare. A victim of serial sexual abuse perpetrated by a coach, Kennedy struggled with trauma, guilt and anger over secret he perilously kept from those around him. Inevitably it all boiled over. It would be a journey that would initially plunge Kennedy from stardom to shame, but eventually resurrected the tortured athlete’s career as an internationally renowned spokesperson for people who had shared – and were trying to survive — the same ordeal. Swift Current is a propulsive documentary account of Sheldon Kennedy’s extraordinary escape from darkness.

Author and Rendezvous With Madness program director, Geoff Pevere will lead a post-screening discussion.

A truly powerful film…Kennedy’s story is very moving. There are difficult challenges that come after speaking up about abuse, and Swift Current gives viewers an intimate look at what they can be and how victims can learn to deal with them. -William Brownridge, Toronto Film Scene

Special ticket pricing for this screening:
$10/ $8 YFS members, seniors, youth and under-employed

Co-presented by the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. Rendezvous, the world’s first and largest mental health film festival, has been produced annually in Toronto since 1993.

  • Directed by Joshua Rofé
  • 2014, Canada
  • 75 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised
Swift Current (Rendezvous with Madness Film Tour)

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