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10 City Blocks
Survival Sex Trade in the Downtown East Side

For women working the sex trade in Vancouver’s notorious downtown east side, a “bad date”, has nothing to do with awkward conversation or a lack of chemistry. Living in a world that most of us know little about, six survival sex trade workers share their struggles with addiction, mental and physical health concerns, and the fear of violent assault, through gritty and often shocking, candid interviews. Knowledgeable commentary and strategies for improvement are provided by, NDP member of parliament for East Vancouver, Libby Davies; retired VPD constable and outreach worker, Dave Dickson and Simon Fraser University criminology researcher, Kelly Bohl.
Directed by Andrew Fiore – 2011
Fiore Films

Understanding the Broken Mind
Recovery from Schizophrenia

For most of us the word schizophrenia invokes images of psychotic criminals performing unspeakable acts of violence, as unfortunately, mainstream media has done little to demystify this complex mental health disorder. But in this insightful and inspiring documentary, 3 unique, high functioning individuals share stories of their first psychotic episodes, hospitalization, treatment and even recovery. UNDERSTANDING THE BROKEN MIND clearly shows us that schizophrenia is a complicated mental health condition that can be understood and ultimately overcome.
Directed by Andrew Fiore – 2011
Fiore Films

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