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Protection (2000)

This realistic documentary/drama is a harsh/realistic look at social services based in Canada.

Director:

Bruce Spangler

Writer:

Bruce Spangler
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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Sivak Nancy Sivak ... Jane
Jillian Fargey ... Betty
Hiro Kanagawa ... Don
William MacDonald ... Joe
Jennifer Copping ... Amy
Camyar Chai Camyar Chai ... McKay (as Cam Chai)
Giacomo Baessato ... Jimmy
Nicole LaPlaca ... Cindy
Robyn Driscoll Robyn Driscoll ... John (as Robin Driscoll)
Robyn Badger Robyn Badger ... Sex Trade Worker
Lori Pappajohn Lori Pappajohn ... Sex Trade Worker
Mark Purkis Mark Purkis ... Surrey Man
Catherine Falkner Catherine Falkner ... Voice of Tanya
Heather Redmond Heather Redmond ... Ashley (voice)
Erik Paulsson ... Bobby (voice)
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This realistic documentary/drama is a harsh/realistic look at social services based in Canada.

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2000 (Canada) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color
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Written & Performed by Chris Brown & Kate Fenner
From the album "Other People's Heavens"
Copyright © b-music
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Canadian Film-Maker Turns Real Life Experience Into Reel Life Film
3 November 2009 | by wonderdawgSee all my reviews

"God I hate Surrey, it's like the entire city is stuck in a time warp, " complains Amy (Jennifer Copping) the rookie caseworker assigned to the area. Lines like this and scenes which depict the municipality as the West Coast Canadian equivalent of South Central L.A. won't endear writer/director Bruce Spangler to the local Chamber of Commerce. Call "Protection" the anti-tourism movie. There is a documentary like realism to scenes where a stressed out social worker (Nancy Sivak) struggles to make a decision after talking with a drug addicted welfare mom (Jillian Fargey) and her ex-con boyfriend (William McDonald) about the possibility of child abuse. Spangler drew on his own experiences as a caseworker with the B.C. Ministry of Children and Families for this gritty yet absorbing look at the brutal realities of the job.


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