8th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2020 Online

No Visible Trauma

Canada, 2020
Stream on Demand Nov 25 - Dec 1
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description

In the midst of a global uprising against police brutality and systemic racism, NO VISIBLE TRAUMA examines a deeply troubled police department and reveals the devastating consequences of unchecked police brutality. Despite its relatively low crime rates, recent years have seen the Calgary Police Service shoot and kill more people than officers in any other Canadian city, and more than either the New York or Chicago police departments in 2018. Five years in the making, the film unravels the intertwined stories of three individuals who were the victims of extreme violence at the hands of police officers. From the kidnapping and beating of a young immigrant from Ghana, to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man during a “wellness check”, the film exposes a criminal justice system that fails to hold police officers accountable for their actions.

In addition to Alberta, NO VISIBLE TRAUMA is available to stream across Saskatchewan.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Vancouver International Film Festival 2020
NorthwestFest 2020
Yellowknife International Film Festival 2020
Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival 2020

DIRECTORS' BIOS
Born and raised in Calgary, Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal are documentary filmmakers and interactive producers whose work builds on lifelong interests in immigration, diversity, and social justice issues. Co-founders of Lost Time Media, their recent films include THE HEAD & THE HAND (2018), which had its World Premiere at Hot Docs and was listed by DOC NYC as one of the top twelve contenders for the Oscars’ Documentary Short category.

press for No Visible Trauma

"Francoeur and Uppal don’t employ any big stylistic flourishes; they don’t have to. The horrors of police abuse are clear."
- The Georgia Straight
"NO VISIBLE TRAUMA forces a much needed discussion about police brutality in Canada, particularly within Calgary, and what needs to be done if we as a community want to see substantial change."
- ECLECTIC47

details

Documentary / Crime

English
96 minutes

credits

Director
Robinder Uppal
Marc Serpa Francoeur

Producers
Geoff Morrison
Marc Serpa Francoeur
Robinder Uppal

Cinematographers
Daniel Froidevaux
Robinder Uppal

Official website:
https://losttimemedia.com/nvt-atl

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