|Directed by Bonnie Kreps|
|Canada, 1977 (documentary, 30 minutes, colour, English)|
"Documentary film about myths about rape: who gets raped; who rapes; what rapists say and what women can do about rape. It includes real accounts from women who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Other subjects covered in the film include: facts about rape in Canada; a rapist talking about his crime; rapists as 'the actors of the socially-constructed masculine myth and male values'; rape as an expression of male sexual dominance and aggression; the risk of hitch-hiking; rape prevention; coping techniques for rape victim; recognizing fear and danger; self-defense classes and counselling rape victims."
-- Library and Archives Canada (source)
Film Description [in French] :
|Film Credits (partial):|
|Produced by:||Bonnie Kreps, Sharon McGowan|
|Production Company:||Chesire Films|
"A rape film made in Vancouver has won an award at the American Film Festival in New York. Called This Film is About Rape, it was directed by filmmaker Bonnie Kreps, whose credits include work for CTV and W5. The B.C. Police Commission contributed $15,000 toward production costs and the project received other grants, according to Dorothea Atwater, rape prevention project co-ordinator for the Commission. Atwater said total production costs of $30,000 were offset by National Film Board donation of equipment and lab time. Film content was developed by a group of police officers and members of Rape Crisis Centre who overcame philosophical differences to work together, she said. It won second prize in the changing society category of the festival."
-- Victoria Daily Times (source)