Reviews

  • Sep 07, 2012

    je hais la race humaine...

    je hais la race humaine...

  • Oct 10, 2010

    A documentary that focuses child abuse in Québec and the Youth Protection Act system as well. A good subject but prented in a lame fashion.

    A documentary that focuses child abuse in Québec and the Youth Protection Act system as well. A good subject but prented in a lame fashion.

  • Dec 21, 2009

    I think Paul Arcand's documentary is hard, but it is worth seeing... something is wrong with some of those child protection services. However, keep in mind that there are lots of human interest (that is, case reports presented as typical) hiding (barely...) right-wing political agenda posing as centrist, especially in the supplementary DVD (the State is inefficient [lucidism]; "the system" is incredibly bureaucratic, which is bad [lucidism]; the social services don't work and they waste lots of taxpayer money [conservative economics]; the two major political parties both are guilty [adequism]; the traditional family is the fundamuntal unit of the society [social conservatism]; love cures all [social conservatism]). There also are some interesting points about isolation chambers in youth centers, holes and voids in the continuity of services (especially when the youth turn 18), unstability in the foster families, teacher:student and social worker:child ratios, and investing in agressors instead of victims, but those points often contradict the main messages developed in the documentary (the State is not the solution).

    I think Paul Arcand's documentary is hard, but it is worth seeing... something is wrong with some of those child protection services. However, keep in mind that there are lots of human interest (that is, case reports presented as typical) hiding (barely...) right-wing political agenda posing as centrist, especially in the supplementary DVD (the State is inefficient [lucidism]; "the system" is incredibly bureaucratic, which is bad [lucidism]; the social services don't work and they waste lots of taxpayer money [conservative economics]; the two major political parties both are guilty [adequism]; the traditional family is the fundamuntal unit of the society [social conservatism]; love cures all [social conservatism]). There also are some interesting points about isolation chambers in youth centers, holes and voids in the continuity of services (especially when the youth turn 18), unstability in the foster families, teacher:student and social worker:child ratios, and investing in agressors instead of victims, but those points often contradict the main messages developed in the documentary (the State is not the solution).

  • Mar 28, 2008

    ouin.. on vit vraiment dans une société toute croche..

    ouin.. on vit vraiment dans une société toute croche..

  • Oct 14, 2007

    Ça fait réfléchir... encore de nos jours des enfants perdent leur enfance par les mêmes gens qu'ils leurs ont donné la vie.

    Ça fait réfléchir... encore de nos jours des enfants perdent leur enfance par les mêmes gens qu'ils leurs ont donné la vie.

  • Sep 16, 2007

    Wow. what an eye-opening experience. I cannot believe what children in Child Protective Services are forced to endure. Everyone needs to watch this film, maybe then something can finally be done about the injustice.

    Wow. what an eye-opening experience. I cannot believe what children in Child Protective Services are forced to endure. Everyone needs to watch this film, maybe then something can finally be done about the injustice.

  • Kristina E Super Reviewer
    Apr 21, 2007

    good documentary showing how children and youth are dealt with in Quebec Canada surronding the issues of child abuse and molestation, a true eye opener

    good documentary showing how children and youth are dealt with in Quebec Canada surronding the issues of child abuse and molestation, a true eye opener

  • Nov 22, 2006

    C'est un film vraiment poignant. C'est dur à écouter mais c'est ce qu'il faut.. si ça a pu rendre malade les gens de la DPJ. J'ai plueré du début à la fin... et plus encore

    C'est un film vraiment poignant. C'est dur à écouter mais c'est ce qu'il faut.. si ça a pu rendre malade les gens de la DPJ. J'ai plueré du début à la fin... et plus encore

  • Nov 16, 2006

    This might be the wrong picture. The film I saw was simply called Les Voleurs, starring Catherine Deneuve. Very good film, much feeling and depth. Sensitively done.

    This might be the wrong picture. The film I saw was simply called Les Voleurs, starring Catherine Deneuve. Very good film, much feeling and depth. Sensitively done.

  • Nov 08, 2006

    Of course, it's a sad documentary. It's impossible to be indifferent at the suffering of children and teenager in this documentary. I'm just a little bit disappointed that Nathalie Simard didn't talked MORE LONGER about her life...

    Of course, it's a sad documentary. It's impossible to be indifferent at the suffering of children and teenager in this documentary. I'm just a little bit disappointed that Nathalie Simard didn't talked MORE LONGER about her life...