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About the Movie
This riveting documentary exploring former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy's journey from young hockey player sexually abused by his junior hockey coach, Graham James, to Kennedy's work today as a crusader for victims of abuse in Canada and worldwide. During a speaking engagement in Ontario, Canada Sheldon meets two university students who disclose the sexual abuse they suffered and ask him for help. The film tells the story of these three victims of child sexual abuse and the challenges they face while attempting to recover from the horrific trauma they suffered as children.
Swift Current is an evolved and personal film that takes a holistic view of the victims of sexual abuse. Very moving and absolutely necessary.
WE NEED DOCS LIKE THIS
I highly recommend Josh's honest, painful, and yet inspirational doc. Two things powerfully jumped out at me after watching. First, that filmmakers like Josh must stay vigilant shining a light on unspeakable travisties that are too often covered up by the very people entrusted to protect us. And second, that the human spirit truly is a thing of wonder. Your heart will break for this hockey player, but it will then fill with hope and joy as he displays profound courage and strength.
This heartbreaking documentary about the devastating effects of sexual assault on victims, their families, and communities is profoundly moving and beautifully crafted. A must-see for everyone, so we could all come together to create an alert, supportive environment in every school, sports team, etc. to prevent sexual abuse, empower victims, and punish abusers.