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Stolen Time


A coproduction of National Film Board of Canada and Intuitive Pictures inc.


In Stolen Time, a riveting feature documentary, charismatic elder rights lawyer Melissa Miller takes on the for-profit nursing-home industry. It’s Miller’s most challenging case yet in her early career: a mass tort representing hundreds of families fighting some of the world’s most powerful long-term care corporations. Her adversaries stand accused of neglecting their vulnerable charges as they reap huge profits. Booming elderly populations worldwide add urgency to holding these corporations to account.


Stolen Time is a compelling call for justice from desperate families who’ve turned to the courts as a last resort. We witness surprising testimonies and images from researchers, advocates and, most notably, frontline caregivers whose work is often undervalued but disproportionately blamed for what goes wrong. The film is a rare inside look at a legal battle and an emerging elder justice movement with ramifications—and inspiration—for us all.


Helene Klodawsky


Independent filmmaker Helene Klodawsky is a passionate storyteller, committed to portraying complex political and social struggles. Exploring the documentary art form for over 35 years, Klodawsky’s work has been screened and broadcast around the world. The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Hot Docs, the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), World Press Photo, the Mannheim Film Festival, and the Jerusalem International Film Festival are among the many festivals and events that have honoured her work.


 FILMOGRAPHY


Stolen Time (2023), Feature doc

The Invisible Everywhere (2019),

Short web documentary

From Janet with Love (2017), Interactive story

Grassroots in Dry Lands (2015),Feature doc

Come Worry with Us! (2013), Feature doc

Malls R Us (2009), Feature doc

Family Motel (2007), Feature alternative drama

No More Tears Sister (2005), Feature doc

Undying Love (2002), Feature doc

What If? About Judith Merril (1998), Feature doc

Motherland: Tales of Wonder (1994), Feature doc

Shoot and Cry (1988), Feature doc

Painted Landscapes of the Times (1984), Short doc

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