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November 15, 2019

The latest production for Facilitator Films was set in Montreal, Canada. The filmed dramatisations were the latest set of scenarios produced for the Canadian Labour Congress and Federally Regulated Employers - Communications and Transportation in partnership with the C...

August 14, 2019

My daughter was recently at a wedding in Ottawa, Canada. Her old school mate was taking her vows with a lovely man from the UK. Their both UK citizens. I'm a UK citizen. My whole Family are UK citizens. I digress. 

Her mate's brother was in a band 14 years ago. He...

May 1, 2019

Alan Powell, Media Project Director for Facilitator Films is honoured to be developing training videos for federally regulated workers to recognize and respond to domestic violence in the workplace. Funding for this CDN $2.088M initiative is provided by the Government...

April 2, 2019

I have moved in the circles of the acting community for almost 40 years. Once an actor myself and now a director, I can relate to the journey of perfecting the actors craft. All this talk about being ‘in the moment’, ‘discovering the truth’ , ‘being spontaneous’ is har...

Read the article here or on line at:  https://muslimlink.ca/news/fatal-silence-documentary-reflects-on-the-murder-of-lebanese-canadian-sonia-el-birani

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February 21, 2019

A Western University Faculty of Education news brief: 

Read the article here or online here at https://www.edu.uwo.ca/news-events/2019/domestic-violence.html

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“Mama was by the door, s...

February 6, 2019

Fatal Silence, a documentary about the murder of Sonia El-Birani by her husband, produced by Facilitator films and directed by multiple-awarding director Alan Powell will have it's Canadian premiere at the University of Western Ontario, Althouse College in London Ontar...

October 13, 2018

An insightful documentary that focuses on Sonia El-Birani, who was murdered by her husband in 2012, stresses the importance of paying attention to the high risk warning signs of domestic violence. Fatal Silence was produced by Facilitator Films and directed by multiple...

January 31, 2018

A few years after its filmed dramatisations for the Make It Our Business (MIOB) program, Facilitator Films was asked to do a follow up promotional video for the educational training program. The video contains testimonials from staff at Sinai Health System, Hotel Dieu...

December 28, 2017

The difference between a good performance and a powerful performance is that one requires you to know the moment and the other requires you to be in the moment.

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