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“Swift Current” dives into the devastating sexual abuse suffered by former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy at the hands of a hockey scout, admitted sexual predator Graham James.
Directed by Joshua Rofé and executive produced by James Gray, the documentary focuses on Kennedy’s struggle to cope with his childhood trauma, especially as he keeps his secret in the hyper-masculine world of profession hockey. Of the film, Gray says, “‘Swift Current’ depicts the devastating impact of sexual abuse in a way no film that I’ve seen has before. And it confirms, bracingly, that public awareness is an utterly essential to the difficult process of recovery. It’s a crucial film that both educates and inspires.”
The film was also produced by Regina Scully and Geralyn White Dreyfous (“The Invisible War”), along with two-time Academy Award-winning documentarian Mark Jonathan Harris (“Into the Arms of Strangers”).
“Swift Current” opens Toronto’s Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival on November 6. Watch our exclusive trailer above.