The Crown Prince


Family violence from the perspective of the children.

SKU: 1026
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Producer: National Film Board of Canada
Year Produced: 1989
Running time: 38 minutes
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Family violence: Billy is 15. His family has kept a deadly secret, a secret of violence and fear. When his younger brother lets the secret out, he comes to an explosive realisation about what it means to be ‘just like Dad’. A powerful drama which looks at the problem of wife assault from the perspective of the children, showing the choices faced, and how the cycle of violence can be perpetuated – or broken. Canada.

This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised may be timeless.