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14A(14A) Sexual Violence


Dir: Marie Clements. Drama. After surviving the Canadian residential school system, a WWII Cree code talker (Grace Dove) struggles throughout her life to come to terms with the treatment she suffered at the hands of her Catholic abusers.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, vulgar expressions, ethno-cultural slurs, and sexual slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some involving children - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of and references to sexual violence, most involving children - no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of consensual sexual activity - no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • The residential school system
  • Survival
  • Coping with trauma

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for sexual violence and coarse language

Classification date

May 25, 2023

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