Open Secrets

Open Secrets

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This provocative documentary uncovers a lost chapter in Canadian military history: how the Armed Forces dealt with homosexual behaviour among soldiers, during and after World War II. More than 60 years later, a group of five veterans, barely adults when they enlisted, break the silence to talk about how homosexual behaviour "was even more unmentionable than cancer." Yet amidst the brutality of war, instances of sexual awakening among soldiers and officers were occuring. Initially, the Army overlooked it, but as the war advanced, they began to crack down: military tribunals, threats of imprisonment, discharge and public exposure. After the war, officers accused of homosexuality were discharged. Back home in Canada, reputations and careers were ruined. For the young men who had served their country with valour, this final chapter was often too much to bear. Based on the book Courting Homosexuals in the Military by Paul Jackson.

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Open Secrets, José Torrealba, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

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  • idée originale
    Paul Jackson
  • réalisateur
    José Torrealba
  • cinématographie
    José Torrealba
  • montage
    Antoine Saad
    José Torrealba
  • photographie additionnelle
    David Finch
  • enregistrement sonore
    David Finch
  • None
    José Torrealba
    Shelley Tepperman
    Paul Jackson
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Serge Boivin
  • narrateur
    José Torrealba
  • recherchiste
    Paul Jackson
  • assistant de production
    Samir Mallal
  • montage son
    Marco Fania
  • musique originale
    Roberto C. Lopez
  • montage en ligne
    Sylvain Desbiens
    Denis Pilon
    Denis Gathelier
  • technicien montage numérique
    Ochelle Greenidge
  • conception des titres
    Louise Overy
  • recherche de documents d'archives
    José Torrealba
    Paul Jackson
    Mahalia Verna
  • coordonnateur postproduction
    Claude Cardinal
  • commis de studio
    Sia Koukoulas
  • administrateur de studio
    Nickie Merulla
    Marie Tonto-Donati
  • producteur
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
  • producteur exécutif
    Sally Bochner

  • gdhsk

    It might be good to see, but then who can see the promo for it when it requires a system that is brought to you by the Yankee cunterations where profits rule and value is nothing!!!!

    gdhsk, 7 Jan 2013
  • petersfield

    Great Film but oh so sad. We had conscription is England when I was 18. Of course some of the 18 years olds were Gay and we had a rough time they couldn`t see that we had skills and much to offer and that we culd be as brave as the next man. Thank God things are so much better and that there is more understanding. Let us hope that the church will follow in their understanding of gay men and women. David. Age 78.

    petersfield, 29 Mar 2010