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Happy Place


Region: Ontario and Nunavut

Inspired by real experience, Happy Place follows Samira, a young actress, as she enters a private psychiatric facility after attempting suicide and tries to pull together the fragments of the devastating events that led to her trying to kill herself.  As Samira struggles to find a way to move forward, she forges relationships with the other women in the centre whose histories are as varied – and as complex – as her own.  Digging deep into the hearts of women dealing with the lasting effects of sexual assault, abuse and mental illness, Happy Place is a post #metoo film that asks us all – what now?


Cast/Participants: Clark Backo, Mary Walsh, Sheila McCarthy, Pamela Sinha, Liisa Repo-Martel, Marie-Eve Perron, Tara Rosling