Powerful as God: The Children's Aid Societies of Ontario
Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 2:30 PM EDT
(1:30 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 4:30 PM EDT
Library & Archives Canada - Room 156, Ottawa, ON
A documentary that delves into society's most controversial and secretive topics. The film navigates 'truth' by engaging twenty-six witnesses with diverse experiences into conversation. By facilitating a voice for individuals whose lives have been tragically affected, with observations and recommendations by experts who have worked directly with the agency (such as doctors, social workers and lawyers), the film reveals a child welfare system plagued by systemic and bureaucratic abuse that urgently requires public attention. Financed by tax dollars and wielding extraordinary power, CAS employees have been heard to describe their influence over children and families to be as powerful as god.