Angela Jazz discusses her personal experiences with, and feelings about, the Canadian criminal justice system as she begins the process of watching proceedings against the man who was charged with sexually assaulted her as a child. Angela, as with so many others, has been denied agency by a system that purportedly aims to protect her, but routinely imposes much more severe consequences for perpetrators of crimes against property than for crimes against women and children -- when those crimes are prosecuted at all. In an effort to regain agency, Angela has embarked upon a documentary film project about her unfolding experiences, and the state of the justice system in Canada when it comes to dealing with crimes of this nature. She is at the very earliest stages of the process, but so is the trial. Angela was awarded a 2013 Femmy for her work organizing the Ottawa chapter of the One Billion Rising campaign to bring attention to violence against women, and has worked in film before, but this is her first time doing a documentary. If you (or someone you know) have (has) experienced a sexual assault, please contact the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 613-562-2333 (and/or find a resource local to your area). Their web site is: http://www.orcc.net/.
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